Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Feb 22, 2014

Rose Heilbronner (Soprano) (Paris 1984 - ?)

Their family came from Elsass. She studied singing under Mme Martini and Rose Bauer in Paris. She made her debut in 1907 at Opéra-Comique in Paris as Diana in ‘’Iphigénie en Aulide’’ of Gluck. Till 1912 she remained a member of the Opéra-Comique and sang there roles like Eurydice in ‘’Orpheus’’ of Gluck, Micaela in ‘’Carmen’’, Rosenn in ‘’Le Roi d'Ys’’ of  Lalo, Pamina in ‘’Magic flute’’ and Donna Elvira in ‘’ Don of Giovanni’’. In 1911 she made guest appearance at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires performing in Massenet’s ‘’Grisélidis’’. After 1912 she appeared at different French opera houses and was to be found above all in Nice and at the Opera House of Monte Carlo. On 3. 12. 1912 she sang at  the Opera House of Nancy in the premiere of the opera ‘’Le Pays’’ of Guy Ropartz. With outbreak of the First World War she interrupted her career and worked as nurse. Nevertheless, in 1917 she sang again in Bordeaux, Marseille, Geneva and Nantes, in 1918 she appeared in Algiers and Tunis. In  the 1919-22 seasons was engaged by the the Théâtre de la Monnaie of Brussels. Here among other things she appeard in the première of the opera ‘’La Fille de Roland’’ of  H. Rabaud. In 1922 she made guest appearance at Toulouse (sang in the première of the opera ‘’La Hulla’’ of  Rousseau), then also at Vichy, San Sebastian and Deauville. She had a huge success with the Concerts Lamoureux in Paris and till 1930 gave a recitals. During the 1930’s she withdrew from the stage.

Chronology of some appearances

1907-1912 Paris Opéra-Comique Debut Iphigénie en Aulide (Diana)
1911 Buenos Aires Teatro Colón Grisélidis (Grisélidis)
1912 Nancy Opera House Le Pays
1919-1922 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie
1922 Toulouse Opera House La Hulla (-)


Edison, Paris 1910?
Bohème (Puccini): On m'appelle Mimì 17124, BA 27097
Galathee (Masse): Aimons, il faut aimer with Payan 17128 BA 27098
Manon (Massenet): Adieu, notre petite table Unpubl.

Odeon, Paris 1910-01-01

Tosca (Puccini): Vissi d'arte 97562
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Voi lo sapete 97564

Gramophone, Paris 1911-01-10
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Gramophone, Paris 1911-12-02
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 Gramophone, Paris 1912-12-17
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Odeon, Paris 1913?
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Manon (Massenet): Toi...Vous with  Vezzani 111594 XP6074

Idéal, Paris 1913?
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