Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Mar 18, 2012

Emile Scaramberg (Scaremberg) (Tenor) (Besancon, France 1863 - Besancon, France 1938)

He studied at the Paris Sainte-Marie Institute in and later with the tenor É. Perrin. He completed his vocal training with Charles Nicot and made his debut in 1893 at the Paris Opéra-Comique in ‘’Richard Coeur-de-Lion’’of Grétry. He remained two years at the Opéra-Comique and then sang at the opera houses of Nantes, Nice, Marseille, Bordeaux and Vichy. Guest performances followed in London (Covent Garden. 1897) and Monte Carlo. In the 1896-97 season he performed at the opera house of Nice as a partner of Nellie Melba. In 1897 Scaramberg was in Antwerp where he sang in Wagner’s ‘’Tannhauser’’. In the 1898-99 season he appeared at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels. Recruited by Pedro Gailhard, director of the Opéra, who heard him in Bordeaux, Scaramberg made his Palais Garnier debut as Lohengrin in 1903. From 1903 to 1907 he was a member of the Grand Opéra in Paris (beginning role: Lohengrin). Here he appeared among other things in 1905 in an important performance of Gluck’s ‘’Armide’’. In 1907 he suddenly lost his voice and had to give up his career and lived then as a pedagogue in Besancon

Chronology of osme appearances

1897 Antwerp Opera House Tannhauser (Tannhauser) 
1903 Paris Palais Garnier Lohengrin (Lohengrin)
1903 Paris Grand Opera Lohengrin (Lohengrin)



Fonotipia Paris, 1904-01-01
Roméo et Juliette (Gounod):  Ah, lève-toi, soleil  39172 xph 640
Romeo et Juliette (Gounod): Scene du tombeau 39188 xph 664
Manon (Gounod):  Je suis seul…Ah! Fuyez, douce image 56048 xph 641

Fonotipia Paris, 1905-01-01
Fedora (Giordano): Amor ti vieta 39173 xph 673
Manon (Gounod):  Je suis seul…Ah! Fuyez, douce image 39174 xph 641
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Sicilienne 39175 xph 665
Sigurd (Reyer): Entrée de Sigurd 39176 xph 672 
Rigoletto (Verdi): Comme la plume 39177 xph 663 
Carmen (Bizet): La fleur  39178 xph 660 
Werther (Massenet): Un autre est son époux… J’aurais sur ma poitrine 39179 xph 662 
Reine de Saba (Gounod):  Inspirez-moi, race divine  39180 xph 656
Rigoletto (Verdi): Ballade 39184 xph 751 
Africaine (Meyerbeer): O Paradiso 39185 xph750
Werther (Massenet): Pourquoi me réveiller 39186 xph 760 
Lohengrin (Wagner): Ah! respirons 39187 xph 661 
Mireille (Gounod): Anges du paradis  39189 xph 686
Paillasse (Leoncavallo): Grand Air 39358 xph 733
Favorite (Donizetti): Cavatine  39359 xph 734
Faust (Gounod): Cavatine 56045 xph 752 
Lakmé (Delibes): Fantaisie aux divins mensonges  56049 xph 687
Roméo et Juliette (Gounod): Madrigal with Georgette Bréjean-Silver 56051 xph 728
Si j’étais roi (Adam): J’ignore son nom 56074 xph 763
Mignon (Thomas): Elle ne croyait pas 56095 xph 762 
Faust (Gounod): Laissez-moi with Georgette Bréjean-Silver 86001 xxxph 691

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