Friday, August 30, 2013

Jean-François Delmas (Bass-Baritone) (Lyon 1861- Saint Alban de Monthel 1933)

                          with Lucienne Bréval in ''Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg''

                                             with Lucienne Bréval in ''Walkure''

                                                       in ''Le Roi de Paris''

First he studied in Lyonunder the pedagogue Mangin, then at the Paris Conservatory with R.Bussine and under famous bass Louis-Henri Obin. He made his debut in 1886 at the Grand Opéra of Paris as Saint-Bris in ‘’Huguenots’’ of Meyerbeer; he appeared at the Grand Opéra till 1927 and sang there more than 40 roles. He appeared in this opera house in a number of important premières. He took part at the opera house of Monte Carlo in the premieres of the operas ‘’Le of cup’’ of Eugène d'Harcourt (14. 2. 1902) and ‘’Roma’’ of  Massenet (17. 2. 1912); in 1924 he sang at the Théâtre of the Champs-Élysées, Parisin the premiere of the opera ‘’Burgraves’’ of Léon Sachs. Delmas appeared also at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels(1906 and 1909).

Chronology of some premiere appearances

1890 ParisGrand Opéra Zaïre
1891 ParisGrand Opéra Le Mage
1893 ParisGrand Opéra Walkure
1894 ParisGrand Opéra Thaïs
1895 ParisGrand Opéra Tannhäuser
1897 Paris Grand Opéra Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
1897 ParisGrand Opéra Messidor
1899 ParisGrand Opéra Joseph
1901 ParisGrand Opéra Les Barbares
1901 ParisGrand Opéra Astarte
1902 ParisGrand Opéra Pagliacci
1904 ParisGrand Opéra Le Fils d'Étoile
1905 ParisGrand Opéra Armide
1906 ParisGrand Opéra Ariane
1907 ParisGrand Opéra La Catalane
1908 ParisGrand Opéra Götterdämmerung
1908 ParisGrand Opéra Hippolyte et Aricie
1909 ParisGrand Opéra Rheingold
1909 ParisGrand Opéra Monna Vanna
1914 ParisGrand Opéra Parsifal
1921 ParisGrand Opéra Antar


Fonotipia, Paris 1904/1905
Damnation de Faust (Berlioz) Voici des roses 39130 XPh555
Le Soir (Gounod) 39183 XPh518
Les deux Grenadiers (Schumann) 39053 XPh511

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