Greatest Opera Singers

Greatest Opera Singers

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Daniel Vigneau (Baritone) (Lyon, France 1881 - ?)

He studied singing under Duvernoy at the Paris Conservatory, where he won a price. In 1907 his debut occurred at the Paris Opéra-Comique, where he appeared for the next twenty years. Here on 15. 5. 1914 he sang in the premiere of Henri Rabaud's opera ''Marouf'' in the part of Ali. The same year he sang in the première of de Falla's opera ''La vida breve''. Already in 1908 he  created the role of Mizgir in the Paris première of Rimsky-Korssakov's ''Snegourotchka''. He sang at the Opéra-Comique in many other important premières (among other things also in 1910 in the premiere of ''On ne badine pas avec l'amour'' of Gabriel Pierné, in 1913 in the premiere of ''Le Carilloneur'' of Xavier Leroux). He also performed with success in Nice and Monte Carlo. In 1924 he sang at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris in the premiere of the opera ''Les Burgraves'' of Léon Sachs, also appeared at the Opera House in Monte Carlo in in the premiere of  É. Chabrier's ''Une Éducation manquée''. In 1924 and 1928 he guested in Holland; his career lasted till the years after the Second World War.

Chronology of some appearances

1907 Paris Opéra-Comique Debut
1908 Paris Opéra-Comique Snegourotchka
1910 Paris Opéra-Comique On ne badine pas avec l'amour
1913 Paris Opéra-Comique Le Carilloneur
1914 Paris Opéra-Comique Marouf
1924 Paris Théâtre des Champs-Élysées Les Burgraves
1924 Monte Carlo Opera House Une Éducation manquée


Pathé, Paris 1906-1908
Traviata (Verdi): Ah, de mes larmes with Jane Marignan 4610
Chanson de Marinette (Tagliafico) 4769
Pensee d'automne (Massenet) 3133

G&T, Paris 1907
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Donc je suis celle qu'il aime with Korsoff 034018 570i

Edison 1907/1909
Berceuse pour Marivonne 17720

Gramophone, Paris 1908
Rigoletto (Verdi): Courtesans! Vil race 032071 595i
Faust (Gounod): Choral des épées with Auguez de Montalant, Rocca and d'Assy 3-32875 6499h
Ave Maria (from Cavalleria Rusticana) (Mascagni) 3-32842 5957h 

Gramophone, Paris 1910-11-25
Rigoletto (Verdi): Paix! Voici le buffon (w. chorus) 032172 01744v

Gramophone, Paris 1911-11-17
Bohème (Puccini): Ah, Mimi s'en est allée with Leon Campagnola 34295 U9

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