Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jun 13, 2015

Louis Guénot (Bass/Baritone) (? 1891 - ? 1968)

He made his debut at the Opéra-Comique in Paris (1921) and during the following twenty years appeared in this opera house in a large number of parts. In 1924 he sang at the Opéra-Comique in the premiere of Henri Rabaud’s ‘’L'Appel de la Mer’’. In 1930 he guested in Amsterdam as Thoas in ‘’Iphigénie en Tauride’’ under Pierre Monteux. In 1932 he sang there the parts of Crespel and Schlemihl in ‘’Hoffmnanns Erzählungen’’. In 1939 he appeared in Scheveningen as Arkel in Debussy’s ‘’Pelléas et Mélisande’’ together with Elen Dosia and Georges Cathelat under the direction of Ernest Ansermet.

Chronology of some appearances

1921-1940’s Paris Opéra-Comique
1930 Amsterdam Opera
1932 Amsterdam Opera


Columbia, Paris 1927-12-15
Patrie (Paladilhe): Cantabile de Rysoor D12032 WL793-l

Columbia, Paris 1928-05-08
Carmen (Bizet): Je Suis Escamillo with Georges Thill 67555-D WLX 244

Columbia, Paris 1929-04-03
Les boeufs (Dupont) DFX48 WLX 963

Columbia, Paris 1929-05-04
Les sapins (Dupont)  D12053 WL 1625

Columbia, Paris 1928-01-20
Manon (Massenet): Comte des Grieux D12032 WL864-l

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