Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jan 9, 2016

Lucien Van Obbergh (Bass) (1887, Schaerebeke, Bruxelles – 1959, Oct, Bruxelles)

He studied singing at the conservatoires of Brussels and Paris and made his debut  in 1913 at the Opéra de Nice. In the 1914-1918 seasons he was active at the Théâtre des Galéries in Brussels. In 1918 he joined to Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, where he had about forty years a huge success. He made guest appearances at the Opéra-Comique in Paris and at the Opéras de Monte-Carlo and Nice . In 1932 he sang at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in the Belgian première of Alban Berg’s ‘’Wozzeck’’'.  Last he taught singing in Brussels. He made a few recordings for Polydor/Decca.

Chronology of some appearances

1913 Opéra de Nice
1914-1918 Brussels Théâtre des Galéries
1918-1950’s Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie


Polydor, Paris 1931
Benvenuto Cellini (Diaz): Arioso 524026 4270BKP
Roi de Lahore (Massenet): Arioso 524026 4271BKP
Faust (Gounod): Serenade 524041

Decca, Paris 1931
Nozze di Figaro (Mozart): Bel enfant amoureux et volage  LY6029

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