Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

May 2, 2015

Georges Régis (Tenor) (? - ?)


In 1898 he made his debut in Marseille. Here he appeared also in the 1899-1900 season. In 1899 sang at the Théâtre-Lyrique in Paris in Weber’s ‘’Oberon’’. In the 1902-1903 season he made guest appearances in Bordeaux, then took part as comprimario at Opéra-Comique: Léopold in ‘’La Juive’’, Ruodi in ‘’Guillaume Tell’’, and Jonas in ‘’Le prophète’’. He went back to Marseille, before performing in the 1905-1906 season in New Orleans. His Paris Opéra debut took place in 1909, but he spent most of the following season at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. In 1912 at the Hammerstein Opera House in London he sang the part of Almaviva in G. Rossini's ‘’Il Barbiere di Siviglia’’. By the mid-twenties he was back at the Opéra, mainly as a comprimario, but still singing Ruodi and taking part in creations such as Roussel’s ‘’La naissance de la lyre’’ (1925). 

Chronology of some appearances

1898-1900 Marseille Opera
1899 Paris Théâtre-Lyrique
1902-1903 Bordeaux Opera
1904 Paris Opéra-Comique
1905-1906 USA New Orleans
1909 Paris Grand Opéra
1910 Metropolitan Opera New York
1912 London Hammerstein Opera House


Odeon, Paris 1907
Africaine (Meyerbeer): Septuor, pt 1 with Landouzy, Talexis, Lauger-Dubois, Dubois, Rigaux & Billot 56132 XP3642
Africaine (Meyerbeer): Septuor, pt 2 with Landouzy, Talexis, Lauger-Dubois, Dubois, Rigaux & Billot 56148 XP3643
Traviata (Verdi): Septuor with Landouzy, Lauger-Dubois, Dubois, Rigaux, Billot & Maletti 56146 XP3644

Gramophone, Paris 1908-06
Faust (Gounod): Salut, demeure (Cavatine) 032074 610i
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Sérénade 032075 611i
Mignon (Thomas): Elle ne croyait pas 3-32840 6007h
Guillaume Tell (Rossini): Accours dans ma nacelle (Barcarole) 3-32839 6009h

Gramophone, Paris 1908
Rappelle-toi (Rupès) 3-32861  6229h
La sérénade du passant (Massenet) 3-32860 6226h

Gramophone, Paris 1908-11-05
Chalet (Adam): Dans ce bois de sapins with d'Assy 034037 0848v

Gramophone, Paris 1908-11-27
Juive (Halévy): Loin de son amie (Sérénade) 3-32925 14116u
Eclair (Halévy): Quand de la nuit l'épais nuage 3-32929 14118u

Gramophone, Paris 1909-07-12
Gillette de Narbonne (Audran): Permettez-moi, ma commère 4-32054 14974u

Gramophone, Paris 1910-06-22
Voyage en Chine (Bazin): La Chine est un pays charmant 4-32087 15876u

Gramophone, Paris 1910-12-27
Jérusalem (Verdi): Je crois encore entendre (Cavatine) 032188 01795v

Gramophone, Paris 1911-07-04
Fille du tambour-Major (Offenbach): Couplets du tailleur amoureux 4-32242 16517u

Gramophone, Paris 1911-07-08
Fille du Tambour-Major (Offenbach): C'est un billet de logement with Tirmont, Dupouy & Payan 34284 16532u

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