Forgotten Opera Singers
May 31, 2015
Pierre Nougaro (Baritone) (Toulouse, France - Marseille, France 1988)
After his education at the Conservatoire National de Paris he made his debut in 1929 at the Grand Opéra in
Paris as an army caller in R. Wagner’s ‘’Lohengrin’’.
Here during the following years he had as Rigoletto, Jago in ‘’Otello’’, Amonasro
in ‘’Aida’’ and as Scarpia in ‘’Tosca’’ a huge success. In 1942 he joined to the
Opéra-Comique in Paris,
where he made his debut as Zurga in ‘’Les Pêcheurs de perles’’. Since that time
he had in both opera theaters of the French metropolis a significant career. On
2. 10. 1951 he appeared at the Opéra National de Bordeaux in the premiere of
the opera ‘’Ivan le Terrible’’ of G. Bizet. Still in 1955 he gave a guest
performance at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels in ‘’Monna Vanna’’ of Henri Février.
In 1958 he became a manager of the urban Opera Houses of Rennes and Besançon.
Chronology of some appearances
1929 Paris Grand Opéra Lohengrin (The army caller)
1942 Paris Les Pêcheurs de perles (Zurga)
1951 Bordeaux Opéra National Ivan IV (Ivan IV)
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