Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jun 24, 2014

Georges Genin (Tenor) (Lyon 1899 - Paris ?)


He was trained in his father's town Lyon and was engaged after the first appearance there in 1924 by the Opéra-Comique in Paris. He debuted here as  Hadji in ''Lakmé'' of Delibes. After appearing as comprimario  (Beppe in ''Pagliacci'', Frédéric in ''Mignon''), he was engaged in 1925 by the Paris Grand Opéra. Here he appeared since 1931 in principal roles, among other things as Duke in  ''Rigoletto'', Roméo in ''Roméo et Juliette'' of Gounod and as Radames in ''Aida''. Now also at the Opéra-Comique he took over principal roles like Rodolfo in ''Bohème'', De Grieux in ''Manon'' of Massenet, Vincent in ''Mireille'' of Gounod, Werther of Massenet, José in ''Carmen'' and Daniel in ''Le chalet'' of Adam. Till 1950 he appeared at the Grand Opéra. He gave guest performances at the Opera House of Monte Carlo and at the Opera House of Antwerp. From 1954 to 1970 he worked as a pedagogue at the conservatoire of Metz.

Chronology of some appearances

1924 Paris Opéra-Comique Lakme (Hadji)
1925 Paris Grand Opéra


I wish to thank Jean Casset for providing me this record

Perfectaphone, Paris
Aida (Verdi): Celeste Aida 

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