Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Apr 9, 2016

André Goavec (Tenor) (Le Havre, 18 rue du Chilou, 06 février 1897 – 06.Nice, 17 février 1947)





His father Louis Goavec was a shoemaker, his mother, Mary Josephine Augustine Demoy, was a dressmaker. He studied singing at the Conservatory of Paris under Hettich. He made his debut at the Opera-Comique in Paris on April 07, 1922 in G. Puccini’s ‘’Madam Butterfly’’ (as imperial Commissioner). Here his repertoire included the French Captain in ‘’l'Attaque du moulin’’, Ecuyer du Roy in ‘’Basoche’’, Moralès in Carmen; Simonetti in ‘’Gismonda’’, d'Azincourt in ‘’Fortunio’’, Frederick in ‘’Lakmé’’,  the Cabaret singer in ‘’Louise’’; Pinkerton in ‘’Madama Butterfly’’, M. De Brétigny in ‘’Manon’’, Ali in ‘’Mârouf’’, Bustamente in ‘’Navarraise’’, Silvio in ‘’Pagliacci’’; Eurymaque in ‘’Pénélope’’, Jahel in ‘’le Roi d'Ys’’, Tosca Spoletta/Mario Cavaradossi) in ‘’Tosca’’.

Chronology of some appearances (Opera premieres)

Paris Opera-Comique June 18, 1923 ‘’Pepita Jiménez’’ (an Officer) by Isaac Albéniz
Paris Opera-Comique June 09, 1924 ‘’Blue Forest’’ (a Harvester) of Louis Aubert
Paris Opera-Comique October 07, 1924 ‘’Don Quichotte’’ (Rodriguez) of Jules Massenet
Paris Opera-Comique May 26, 1925 ‘’Tristan and Isolde’’ (a Pilot) of Richard Wagner

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Polydor, Paris 1932
L' Auberge du Cheval Blanc (Robert Stolz & Ralph Benatzky) Fantaisie (1) Fantaisie (2) with Marthe Ferrare and Stokking 516.554 2209.BMP, 516.554 2210.BMP
L' Auberge du Cheval Blanc (Robert Stolz & Ralph Benatzky) Je vous emmènerai sur mon joli bateau with Rose Carday 522.409A
L' Auberge du Cheval Blanc (Robert Stolz & Ralph Benatzky) L'Auberge du Cheval blanc 522.409
L' Auberge du Cheval Blanc (Robert Stolz & Ralph Benatzky) Pour être un jour aimé de toi 522.549B
L' Auberge du Cheval Blanc (Robert Stolz & Ralph Benatzky) Tout bleu with Rose Carday 522.408B
L' Auberge du Cheval Blanc (Robert Stolz & Ralph Benatzky) Mon chant d'amour with Rose Carday 522.408A




















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