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Jul 10, 2016
André Huc-Santana (Bass) (Toulouse, France October 11th 1912 - Paris, France January 21st, 1982)
with Roberto Benzi
He made his debut in 1939 at the Opéra de Marseille in G.
Charpentier's ''Louise''. In 1943 he joined to the Grand Opéra in Paris. Here he made his debut as Sparafucile in G. Verdi's ''Rigoletto''. In 1946
his debut also occurred at the Paris Opéra-Comique as Don Basilio in G. Rossinis ''Il Barbiere di Siviglia''. Especially he was highly acclaimed by the audience of the Teatro
Colón in Buenos Aires. In 1954 at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels he excited a sensation by his
creation of the title part in M. Mussorgsky's ''Boris Godunov''. The
criticis called him even the legitimate successor of Fedor Schaljapin.
In 1957 he created for Brussels the part of king in the première of Carl Orff's opera "Die Kluge". In 1956 he appeared at the festival of Aix-en-Provence in the
baroque opera ''Platée'' of Rameau.
Chronology of some appearances
1939 Opéra de Marseille 1943 ParisGrand Opéra 1946 Paris Opéra-Comique RECORDINGS FOR SALE