Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

May 10, 2014

Henri (Enrico) Berriel (Baritone)

He was of French origins. First he graduated in medicine and then studied singing. He made his debut in the early 1900s at Paris in ‘’Traviata’’ and ‘’Carmen’’. After successful appearances he was engaged by the Opera House of Nice to sing in ‘’Otello’’ and ‘’Dolores’’ of  T. Breton. In 1904 he went to Italy to perform at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa in ‘’La dannazione di Faust’’ and ‘’Siberia’’. In 1910 he appeared at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome as Wotan in ‘’Walkiria’’. He was a great friend of the French dramatist Victorien Sardou. His wife was the famous soprano Amelie Talexis.

Chronology of soem appearances

1903 Genova T. Carlo Felice   Dannazione di Faust
1904 Genova T. Carlo Felice   Siberia
1905 Genova Politeama Genovese Adriana Lecouvreur
1906 Brescia T. Grande Tristano e Isotta
1907 Genova T. Carlo Felice   Amica
1908 Madrid T. Reale Lohengrin
1909 Roma T. Costanzi Walkiria
1910 Torino T. Vittorio Emanuele Otello
1911 Roma T. Adriano Tosca
1912 Roma T. Adriano Venezia di E. Storti


Columbia, Milano 1908/1909
Africaine (Meyerbeer): Ballata d'Adamastor 10758
Africaine (Meyerbeer): Figlia di regi 10763

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