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Sunday, July 28, 2013
Aline Vallandri (Soprano) (Paris 1878 – Paris 1952)
She studied at the Paris Conservatory under Isnardon. She made her debut in 1904 at the Opéra-Comique, Paris in ‘’Mireille’’ of Gounod. During nearly thirty years she had in this opera house significant success. In 1906 she sang at the Opéra-Comique in the premiere of the opera ‘’Le Roi Aveugle’’ of Henri Févier. She created here several other operas (among other things in 1907 ‘’La Légende du Point d'Argenton’’ of F. Fourdrain) and became in parts like Manon, Mélisande, Micaela in ‘’Carmen’’, Ensoleilad in ‘’Chérubin’’ of Massenet, Traviata, Donna Elvira in ‘’Don Giovanni’’, Rosenn in ‘’Le Roi d'Ys’’ of Lalo, Euridice in ‘’Orpheus’’ and Mireille. The last-called part sang also in 1906 at the festival in the arena of Arles. In 1909 and 1918 she appeared at the Grand Opéra in Paris. Guest performances followed at the opera house of Monte Carlo (1907), at the Théâtre de la Monnaie, Brussels (1911), in Lisbonand Ostend as well as at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris. In 1911 she sang at Covent Garden in ‘’Quo vadis?’’ of Nouguès. In 1921 she guested at the opera house of Cologneas Louise in the opera of the same name of Charpentier. In 1922 she sang this part at a guest performance in Zurich. Also as a concert soprano she had a big career.
Chronology of some appearances
1921 Cologne Opera House Louise (Louise)
1924 Theatre National de l'Opera-Comique Cosi fan tutte (Dorabelle)
RECORDINGS FOR SALE
Romeo et Juliette (Massenet): Madrigal with Leon Beyle 34216 5715h
Carmen (Bizet): Parle moi de ma mere with Leon Beyle 034036 593i
Lakme (Delibes): C'est la dieu de la jeunesse with Antonio Rocca 034020 W228
Manon (Massenet): Pardon, mais j'etais l with Hector Dufranne 034021 W228
Manon (Massenet): Adieu, notre petite table with Leon Beyle 34197 5716h
Manon (Massenet): Ah, Des Grieux with Leon Beyle 034055 01328v
Manon (Massenet): Le ciel lui-même te pardonne with Leon Beyle034056 01329v
Pathe, Paris 1910 - 1912 Manon (Massenet): Duo de la lettre with Albert Vaguet 0227 Manon (Massenet): La rencontre with Albert Vaguet 0230
Faust (Gounod): Laisse-moi contempler with Albert Vaguet 550
Mireille (Gounod): Valse 0688
Pathe, Paris 1912?
Complete Rigoletto (Verdi) with Robert Lassalle and Jean Note
Manon (Massenet): N'est-ce plus ma main with Paolo Zocchi 5301
Faust (Gounod): Scene du Jardin with Paolo Zocchi 5301B