Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Sep 13, 2014

André Gaudin (Baritone) (Les Sables d'Olonne 1902 - Paris 1986)

He received his education at the Paris Conservatory. In 1927 he was engaged by the Paris Opéra-Comique, where he debuted as Tonio in ''Pagliacci''. He worked till 1946 at this opera house, where he sang roles ike Lescaut in ''Manon'' of Massenet, Scarpia in ''Tosca'', Albert in ''Werther'' of Massenet and Pelléas in ''Pelléas et Mélisande'' by Debussy, his  star role. In 1937 he appeared there in the première of Monteverdi's ''Incoronazione di Poppea''. He made guest appearances at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, at the Opera House in Monte Carlo as well as at the leading opera houses of the French province. In 1931, 1935 and 1938 he performed at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, in 1937 at the Covent Garden in London (Pelléas in ''Pelléas et Mélisande''). His repertoire included roles like Escamillo in ''Carmen'', Germont in ''La Traviata'', Marcello in Puccini's ''La Bohème'' and Sharpless in ''Madama Butterfly''.

Chronology of some appearances

1927-1946 Paris Opéra-Comique
1931 Buenos Aires Teatro Colón 
1935 Buenos Aires Teatro Colón 
1937 London Covent Garden
1938 Buenos Aires Teatro Colón 


Marouf (Rabaud): A travers le désert  561036

Manon (Massenet): Acte I. Scene I with Eugene de Creus D15156 LX690

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