Greatest Opera Singers

Greatest Opera Singers

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Jules Gautier (Charles Gauthier) (Marseille, France 1866 – Paris? 1951)

After finishing his education at the Conservatories of Marseilles and Paris Gautier sang at the opera house of Angers, then at the Théâtre de la Haye in Hague. Since 1896 he started to appear at the Grand Opéra in Paris where he made his debut as Sigurd on 3 July. In 1898 he sang the role of Manrico in ‘’Trovatore’’ during the summer season at the Paris Renaissance, and the following year sang at the Paris Opera in Nice. Since 1901 he was engaged (at least till 1904) by the Opéra-Comique in Pariswhere he made his debut as Gérald in ‘’Lakmé’’ of Delibes. He remained there for two seasons, singing in productions of ‘’Carmen’’, ‘’Mireille’’, ‘’Cavalleria rusticana’’and ‘’La bohème’’. In the 1908-1909 season he appeared again at the Grand Opéra where he performed in ‘’Les Huguenots’’, ‘’Samson et Dalila’’, ‘’Faust’’, ‘’Aida’’, ‘’Rigoletto’’, and ‘’Roméo et Juliette’’. In 1901 as Charles Gauthier he appeared at the Metropolitan Opera in New York as Manrico in ‘’Trovatore’’ togheter with Giuseppe Campanari, Marcel Journet, Marguerite MacIntyre and Rosa Olitzka. In 1907 he made guest appearance at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. Probably he retired in 1910.

Chronology of some appearances

1896 ParisGrand Opera Sigurd (Sigurd)
1898 ParisRenaissance Trovatore (Manrico)
1901 ParisOpera-Comique Lakmé (Gérald)
1901 New York Metropolitan Opera Trovatore (Manrico)


Pathe, Paris 1907?
Huguenots (Meyerbeer): Plus blanche Pathe 4689 0147
Martha (Flotow): Lorsqu'а mes yeux Pathe 4688 0147

Homophone, Paris1906
Trovatore (Verdi): Di quella pira 8804

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