Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

May 31, 2015

Yvonne Gall (Soprano) (Paris, France 1885 – Paris, France 1972)

She studied singinga at the Conservatoire de Paris under Dubulle. The manager of the Grand Opéra Paris Pierre Gailhard engaged her, before his withdrew from the management of the house. She made her debut as Woglinde in ''Götterdämmerung'' (1908). After several outstanding years in Paris she went to the Chicago Opera where she impressed the critics with her effective acting, using meaningful gestures to depict Tosca's emotions. She was married to the composer Henri Büsser, who wrote ''Les Noces Corinthiennes'' for her. After her retirement she took a position at the Paris Conservatory.

Chronology of some appearances

1908 Paris Grand Opéra Götterdämmerung (Woglinde) (Premiere)
1909 Paris Grand Opéra Rheingold (- ) (Premiere)
1909 Paris Grand Opéra Wilhelm Tell (Mathilde)
1914 Paris Grand Opéra Scémo (-) (Premiere)
1918 Chicago Opera
1919 Chicago Opera Le Chemineau  (-) (Premiere)
1920 Chicago Opera
1920 New York L'Heure of espagnole
1921 Paris Opéra-Comique Les noces corinthiennes  (Premiere)
1923 Opéra de Monte-Carlo Lysistrata (-) (Premiere)
1924 London Covent Garden Tosca (Tosca)
1927 Ravinia Opera
1928 Ravinia Opera
1929 Ravinia Opera
1931 San Francisco Opera
1931 Paris Opéra-Comique Guercoeur (-) (Premiere)
1934 Paris Grand Opéra Faust (Marguerite)
1935 Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Castor et of Pollux (Phébe)


Pathé - A.P.G.A., Paris 1910/1912?
Rigoletto (Verdi): Ma fille!…Mon pere! con with Note 2500

Pathé, Paris 1912
Romeo et Juliette (Gounod): Helas! moi le hair with Affre  1508

Pathé, Paris 1918?
Roméo et Juliette (Gounod): Nuit d'Hymenée with Marny 2549

Pathé, Paris 1923/1924
Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach): Elle a fui la tourterelle 0366 134
Lakmé (Delibes): Pourquoi dans les grands bois 0366 136
Reine de Saba (Gounod): Plus grand dans son obscurité 0411

Pathé, Paris 1925?
Tosca (Puccini): Vissi d'arte 0510

Columbia, Paris 1929-01-10
Tosca (Puccini): Prière D15128 WLX787

Columbia, Paris 1929-01-11
Tosca (Puccini): Notre doux nid D15128 WLX795

Columbia, Paris 1929-12-04
Damnation de Faust (Berlioz): Romance de Marguerite, pt 1 LFX5 WLX1192
Damnation de Faust (Berlioz): Romance de Marguerite, pt 2 LFX5 WLX1193

Columbia, Paris 1931-05-22
Otello (Verdi): Willow song LFX204 WLX1550

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