Greatest Opera Singers

Greatest Opera Singers

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Jean Marny (Tenor) (Paris 1885 - ? 1949)


He began his career in 1911 and received great success as a member of the Opéra-Comique in Paris. In this opera house his first role was Werther (1917). In 1920 he appeared there in the premiere of the opera ‘’La Rôtisserie de la Reine Pedauque’’ of Charles Lavadé. During the 1920’s he also made guest appearances at the opera houses of Monte Carlo, Marseille and Nice as well as in many French provincial stages. His best parts were De Grieux and Werther. In 1943 he became a manager of the opera house of Marseille. Jean Marny was his artistic name, the real name of the singer was Jean Cèbe.

Chronology of some appearances

1917 Paris Opéra-Comique Werther (Werther)
1920 Paris Opéra-Comique La Rôtisserie de la Reine Pedauque


Pathé, Paris 1919 - 1921
Werther (Massenet): La mort de Werther 0337 3787
Manon (Massenet): Oui, je fus cruelle et coupable  with Vallin 2553 2059
Manon (Massenet): N'est-ce plus ma main? with Vallin 2553 2060
Roi d'Ys (Lalo): A l'autel j'allais rayonnant with Vallin 2555 2078
Lakmé (Delibes): C'est le Dieu de la jeunesse with Vallin 2555 2065
Roméo et Juliette (Gounod): Nuit d'Hyménée with Gall 2549
Werther (Massenet): Invocation à la Nature 0337 3788
Fortunio (Messager): La maison grise 0456
Rôtisserie de la Reine Pédauque (Levadé): Rêverie de Jacques 3175
Manon (Massenet): Duo du Seminaire, pt 1, pt2 with. Vallin 2553 2059, 2553, 2060

Pathé, Paris 1923?
Manon (Massenet): Ah! vous... with Heldy 1735
Manon (Massenet): N'est-ce plus ma main with Heldy 1736

Pathé, Paris 1925/1926
Werther (Massenet): Mais comme après l'orage 0507 200131
Carmen (Bizet): Elle avait pour amant with Baugé 2574

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