Greatest Opera Singers

Greatest Opera Singers

Monday, May 25, 2015

Suzanne Brohly (Mezzo-Soprano) (? 1882 - ?)

She studied singing at the Conservatoire de Paris and made her debut in 1906 at the Opéra-Comique. Till 1930 she was a mamber of this opera house and appeared here in the following opera premieres: ‘’Ariane et Barbe-Bleue’’ (1907) by P. Dukas, ‘’The Snow Maiden’’ (1908) of N. Rimsky-Korsakov and M. de Falla’s ‘’La vida breve’’ (1914). The other roles, which she took over at the Opéra-Comique were the Mignon, Charlotte in ‘’Werther’’, mother in ‘’Louise’’, Margared in ‘’Le Roi d'Ys’’, the title role in ‘’Thérèse’’, Geneviève in ‘’Pelléas et Mélisande’’ and Suzuki in ‘’Madama Butterfly’’. On 7. 12. 1912 she took part at the Grand Opéra in the premiere of the opera ‘’La Lépreuse’’ by S. Lazzari. On 20. 3. 1913 she sang in the premiere of  ‘’Le Carillonneur’’ by Xavier Leroux. On 22. 11. 1919 at the Théâtre Lyrique de Vaudeville in Paris she performed in Marcel Samuel-Rousseau’s ‘’Taras Bulba’’. The public especially appreciated her interpretation of the part Carmen. In 1911 with a French opera troop she made guest appearances in South America.

Chronology of some appearances

1906-1930 Paris Opéra-Comique
1912 Paris Grand Opéra
1913 Paris Grand Opéra
1919 Paris Théâtre Lyrique de Vaudeville


Gramophone, Paris 1908-08
Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saëns): Mon coeur s'ouvre 033064 834i
Prophète (Meyerbeer): Ah, mon fils  33712 6246h
Saisons (Massé): Ah! pourquoi suis-je revenue 033065 835i

Gramophone, Paris 1908-12-28
Werther (Massenet): Il faut nous séparer with Leon Beyle 034042 0870v
Carmen (Bizet): Je vais danser with Leon Beyle  034040 0874v
Carmen (Bizet): Non, tu ne m'aimes pas with Leon Beyle 034041 0875v

Gramophone, Paris 1909-07-02
Trovatore (Verdi): La flamme brille 33781 14958u

Gramophone, Paris 1909/1910
Sigurd (Reyer): J’avais lu dans ton coeur with  Georges Granal W 463 33229

Gramophone, Paris 1910-02-25
Roi Carotte (Offenbach): Duo des colporteurs with Marthe Bakkers  34231 15522u

Gramophone, Paris 1910-06-14
Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saens): Je viens célébrer ta victoire with Georges Granal and Armand Narçon 034086 01548v

Gramophone, Paris 1911-01-27
Hérodiade (Massenet): J'ai souvent contemplé ton astre with Paul Payan 034094 01857v

Gramophone, Paris 1912-05-06
Carmen (Bizet): Mais moi, Carmen, je t'aime encore with  Leon Campagnola  034136 Y49

Gramophone, Paris 1912-07-03
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): O mon Torrido with  Leon Campagnola  034142 02489v

Gramophone, Paris 1912-09-06
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): C'est toi, Santuzza with  Leon Campagnola  034149 02511v

Gramophone, Paris 1912-12-02 (??)
Cendrillon (Massenet): Nous quitterons cette ville with Paul Payan 034169 02606½v

Gramophone, Paris 1922-02-08
Grisélidis (Massenet): Il partit au printemps 033220 CE239-2

Gramophone, Paris 1922-03-02
Mignon (Thomas): Je suis heureuse with Louis Cazette 34327 BE318-1

Gramophone, Paris 1922-04-28
Marie-Magdeleine (Massenet): C'est ici-même 033236 CS305-1

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