Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jul 4, 2016

Laure Tessandra (Contralto)

She made her debut in 1926 at the Grand Opéra in Paris as Dalila in ‘’Samson et Dalila’’ by C. Saint-Saëns. Till 1933 she remained a member of this opera house and appeared there in parts like Maddalena in ‘’Rigoletto’’, Edvige in G. Rossini’s ‘’Wihelm Tell’’, Magdalene in "Meistersingern", Floßhilde in "Rheingold", Herodias in Richard Strauss’s ‘’Salome’’ and Annina in "Rosenkavalier". In 1930 she appeared at the Opera of Antwerp, in 1933 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo.

Chronology of some appearances

1926-1933 Paris Grand Opéra 


Odeon, Paris 1929-04-17
Il trovatore (Verdi):  Stride la vampa! 188030  Ki 2374
Rigoletto (Verdi): Quatuor with Eidé Norena, Miguel Villabella and Eduoard Rouard 123010 xxP 6875

Odeon, Paris  1929-09-27
Hérodiade (Massenet): Herode, Herode, ne me refuse pas 188032 Ki 2641

1 comment:

  1. She has a beautiful voice. This selection is interesting because it is so different from those of singers of heftier mezzo voices associated with the Italian style of Azucena interpreters. Perhaps the French approach to this demanding role is different in principle.