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Apr 16, 2016
Georges Noré (Tenor) (Mans, France 25. 05. 1910 - Château-Renault, France 01. 02. 2001)
His real name was Georges Tournez. He made his
debut at Grand Opéra in Paris (1935). First he appeared mostly as Comprimario.
In 1938 he substituted for the ill Georges Thill as Faust and sang with sensational success. Since 1942 he also
appeared at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, here he appeared among other things as Alfredo
in ‘’La Traviata’’, Gérald in ‘’Lakmé’’, Werther, Cavaradossi in ‘’Tosca’’ and Pinkerton
in ‘’Madama Butterfly’’. He continued his appearances at both opera houses till
1956. He gave guest performances in Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Italy, London
and at the Opéra Monte-Carlo (1947). He retired from the stage in 1960. In 1952
he took part at the Opéra-Comique in the premiere of Lévy’s opera ‘’Dolorès’’.
Chronology of some appearances
1935 Paris Grand
1942 Paris Opéra-Comique
1947 Opéra Monte-Carlo
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