Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Apr 16, 2016

Georges Noré (Tenor) (Mans, France 25. 05. 1910 - Château-Renault, France 01. 02. 2001)

His real name was Georges Tournez. He made his debut at Grand Opéra in Paris (1935). First he appeared mostly as Comprimario. In 1938 he substituted for the ill Georges Thill as Faust and sang  with sensational success. Since 1942 he also appeared at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, here he appeared among other things as Alfredo in ‘’La Traviata’’, Gérald in ‘’Lakmé’’, Werther, Cavaradossi in ‘’Tosca’’ and Pinkerton in ‘’Madama Butterfly’’. He continued his appearances at both opera houses till 1956. He gave guest performances in Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Italy, London and at the Opéra Monte-Carlo (1947). He retired from the stage in 1960. In 1952 he took part at the Opéra-Comique in the premiere of Lévy’s opera ‘’Dolorès’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1935 Paris Grand Opéra
1942 Paris Opéra-Comique
1947 Opéra Monte-Carlo


Pathé, Paris
Werther (Massenet): Pourquoi me réveiller PDT176 CPTX737-1ER
Roi d'Ys (Lalo): Aubade PDT176 CPTX738

1 comment:

  1. George Nore appeared in c.1957 on LA COURSE AUX ETOILES tv variety show singing POURQUOI ME REVEILLER from Werther.
    Available on dvd.vol.5