Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Forgotten Tenors: Leon Laffitte (2 photos), Richard Kubla, Luigi Marletta and William Miller

Jun 18, 2016

Jeanne Guyla (Soprano) (? 1898 - ?)

She made her debut at the Opéra-Comique in Paris (1. 11. 1922) as Micaela in ''Carmen''.

Chronology of some appearances

1922 Paris Opéra-Comique Carmen (Micaela)
1923 Paris Opéra-Comique Boheme (Musetta)
1928 London Covent Garden Louise (Louise)
1928 Paris Opéra-Comique  Le Roi d'Ys (-)
1929 Paris Opéra-Comique  Le roi malgré lui (Alexina)


HMV, Paris 1931-09-14
Manon (Massenet): Toi! Vous! with Cesar Vezzani DB4816 2W458
Manon (Massenet): N'est-plus ma main with Cesar Vezzani DB4816 2W459

HMV, Paris 1932-01-25
Manon (Massenet): Ah! Des Grieux with Cesar Vezzani DB4847 2W1209
Manon (Massenet): Le ciel lui-même pardonne with Cesar Vezzani DB4847 2W1210

HMV, Paris 1932-01-28
Manon (Massenet): Non, je ne veux pas croire with Cesar Vezzani DB4846 2W1220
Manon (Massenet): J'ai marqué l'heure du départ with Cesar Vezzani DB4846 2W1221

HMV, Paris 1932-11-21
Hérodiade (Massenet): Jean, je te revois with Cesar Vezzani DB4907 2PG307
Louise (Charpentier): Depuis longtemps j'habitais cette chambre with Cesar Vezzani DB4970 2PG310


  1. The brightness is the most striking asset of Guyla's voice though with repeated listening her interpretive art becomes apparent. Vezzani is an apt partner with his complementary brightly colored tenor.