Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Feb 11, 2016

Victoria Fer (Soprano) (Nice, France 1881 - Nice, France 1963, 1/10)

She studied singing at the conservatoire of Marseille. After the first engagements in the French province and Belgium, she was engaged in 1912 by Oscar hammerstein for appearances in his London Opera House. Here she announced the English audience with the contemporary French repertoire unknown for them. Her repertoire included Jean in ‘’Jongleur de Notre Dame’’, Philine in ‘’Mignon’’, Mathilde in ‘’Wilhelm Tell’’, Thaïs and Marguerite in ‘’Faust’’. In the 1916-1917 season she made her debut at the Grand Opéra in Paris as Thaïs and sang there parts of Mathilde in ’’Wilhelm Tell’’,  Juliette in ‘’Roméo et Juliette’’ and Marguerite in ‘’Huguenots’’. In 1923 she made guest appearance at the Opéra-Comique in Paris as Madame Butterfly. She continued her stage career at the famous theaters of the French province. In 1959 she received a professorship in the conservatoire of her hometown Nice.

Chronology of some appearances

1916-1917 Paris Grand Opéra
1923 Paris Opéra-Comique


Gramophone, Paris 1910-06-06
Manon (Massenet): Duo de Saint-Sulpice, pt 1 with Leon Beyle 034087 W246
Manon (Massenet): Duo de Saint-Sulpice, pt 2 with Leon Beyle 034085 W246

Edison, Paris 1910?
Bohème (Puccini): Valse de Musette Unpubl.  44557

No comments:

Post a Comment