Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jul 21, 2014

Emile (Emiel) van Bosch (Baritone) (Boom, Belgium 1886 - Amsterdam 1940)

He had already made epoch-making work for Flemish composers as Peter Benoit (1834-1901) and his follower Jan Blockx (1851-1912), when he leaved his country in 1914 to the Netherlands, that became his second homeland. He made his debut on December 14th in the Hollandsche Schouwburg at Amsterdam in the opera ''Miss Helyett'' from the French composer Edmond Audran (1840-1901) and build a wide repertoire, that besides opera also included operetta, lieder and songs. He sang roles as Valentijn (''Faust'', Gounod), Alfio (''Cavalleria Rusticana'', Mascagni), Tonio (''Paljas'', Leoncavallo), Scarpia (''Tosca'', Puccini), Escamillo (''Carmen'', Bizet) Sharpless (''Madame Butterfly'', Puccini) and Giorgio Germont (''La traviata'', Verdi). His last appearance on stage was on May 24th, 1926 at Amsterdam in the Theater Carré as Escamillo in ''Carmen''.

Chronology of some appearances

1914 Amsterdam Hollandsche Schouwburg Miss Helyett
1926 Amsterdam Theater Carré Carmen


Gramophone, den Haag 1919-08-19
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Homocord, 1922-07-07
De Stomme van Portici: (La Muette de Portici) Veel liever sterven (Plutôt mourir) with Morrisson 50649
Pecheurs de perles (Bizet): Duo with Morrisson 50650
Goublier. Angelus der zee (L'Angelus de la mer) with Morrisson 50651
Faure. Le Crucifix! (in Dutch) with Morrisson 50652

Homocord, 1922-07-08
Carmen (Bizet): Duo with Morrisson 50653
Lucia van Lammermoor: (Lucia di Lammermoor) Edgard, ja ik! (O piu rapido) with Morrisson 2-50654

Homocord, 1922/1923
Rigoletto (Verdi): Geef my myn dochter weder 50657

Homocord, 1923-05-05
Thais (Massenet): Duo Thais-Athanael with Santhagens 51023

Homocord, 1923-05-07
Forza del destino (Verdi): Duo with Morrisson 51027
Madama Butterfly (Puccini): Duo with Morrisson 51028
Faust (Gounod): Trio with  Morrisson and Bouwmeester 51031
Rigoletto (Verdi): Kwartet with Morrisson, Bouwmeester and Santhagens 51032

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