Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jun 19, 2015

Germaine Féraldy (Soprano) (Toulouse, France 1894 - Toulouse, France 1949)

She was trained at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Toulouse and at the Conservatoire de Paris. First she appeared at the French provincial operatic stages. In 1924 she joined to the Opéra-Comique in Paris, where she made her debut as Micaela in ‘’Carmen’’. Here she remained active till 1942 and had a huge success as Manon, Marguerite and Traviata. She performed at the Opéra-Comique in the premiere of the opera ‘’Le bon Roi Dagobert’’ (5. 12. 1927, as Natilde) and sang there in 1920 the part of Marie in the first performance of B. Smetana’s ‘’Verkaufter Braut’’. She made guest appearances in Nice, Monte Carlo (1921, as Nedda in ‘’Pagliacci’’), Brussels and London. In 1938 at Rio de Janeiro she performed in C. Gounod’s ‘’Mireille’’ and in A. Adam’s ‘’Si j'étais Roi’’. She was a successful concert singer. After her retirement from the stage, she received a professorship at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Toulouse.

Chronology of some appearances

1924-1942 Paris Opéra-Comique


Pathé, Paris 1923 - 1925
Mireille (Gounod): Vincenette a votre âge with Marny 2573 1024
Noces de Jeannette (Massé): Parmi tant d'amoureux 1033 0597

Pathé, Paris 1926? (ac)
Mignon (Thomas): Je suis Titania 200381 X597

Columbia, Paris 1928-03-08
Lakmé (Delibes): Pourquoi dans les grands bois D15029 WLX280

Columbia, Paris 1928-03-10

Lakmé (Delibes): Blanche Dourga D13039 WL956
Lakmé (Delibes): Tu m'as donné le plus beau rêve D13039 WL957

Columbia, Paris 1928-04-12
Manon (Massenet): Je suis encore toute étourdie D15042  WLX341

Columbia, Paris 1928-05-03

Lakmé (Delibes) Où va la jeune hindoue D15042 WLX353

Columbia, Paris 1928-11-01
Lakmé (Delibes): Viens Mallika... Sous le dôme épais with Bernardet D15136 WLX598

Columbia, Paris 1928-11-07
Prodaná Nevěsta (Smetana): Fille cruelle with Claudel D15120 WLX609

Pathé, Paris 1935
Lakmé (Delibes): D'ou viens-tu? with Villabella PD13 CPT1962

Lakmé (Delibes): C'est le dieu de la jeunesse with Villabella PD13 CPT1963
Lakmé (Delibes): Lakmé, c'est toi....Dans la forêt près de nous with Villabella  PGT15 CPTX139

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