Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Dec 10, 2013

Jules Moes (Tenor) (Maastricht 1880 - Amsterdam 1962)

He began his career in Amsterdam appearing in operetta (1902) and then sang at the opera houses of Ghent and Antwerp. In this opera houses he appeared in R. Wagner’s operas. In 1910 he was engaged by the German Theatre of  Prague, where he appeared till 1914 and where under the pseudonym of Julius Peter had big success. From Prague he undertook guest performances in leading German theatres. With the outbreak of the First World War he came back to Holland and now appeared again under the name Jules Moes. He sang there at different opera houses, however the expected successful international career did not come; for the last time he appeared in 1940 in Amsterdam as Manrico in ‘’Trovatore’’. In 1926 Moes made guest performance with opera society  Kooperatie Den Haag at the Grand Opéra in Paris. He made records for Pathé, Gramophone, Polydor, Polyphon and Homochord, everything into Dutch language and under the name Jules Moes.

Chronology of  appearance

1910-1914 Prague German Theatre


Grammophon 1920
Huguenots (Meyerbeer): Plus blanch que la blanche H62020 51 an

Vox 1922
Crucifix (Faure) with Greta Santhagens H 010085 678 A
Tot U, o, Heer (Haydn) with Anton Dirks H 010085 675A
Cavaleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Duo with Greta Santhagens
Fanciulla del West (Puccini): Ch`ella mi creda H.10048  57-D

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