Carmen  (Pelletier;  Djanel, Albanese, Jobin, Warren)     (2-Walhall 0006)
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Carmen  (Pelletier;  Djanel, Albanese, Jobin, Warren)     (2-Walhall 0006)
OP0735. CARMEN, Live Performance, 27 March, 1943, w.Beecham Cond. Met Opera Ensemble; Lily Djanel, Raoul Jobin, Licia Albanese, Leonard Warren, Thelma Votipka, etc. (E.U.) 2-Walhall 0006. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 4035122650068

CRITIC REVIEWS:

“Paris-trained [Djanel] was, and a veteran of a dozen years of Carmen performances (five of them – 1935 to 1940 – at the Paris Opéra and Comique). But occupied Paris was no longer home to her, and after South American engagements, she turned to the Met, making her début in the broadcast Carmen….Djanel proved sufficiently interesting to remain the Met’s Carmen for five seasons.”

- Paul Jackson, SATURDAY AFTERNOONS AT THE OLD MET, p.281



“It was as Carmen that Miss Djanel made her début at the Liège Opera House….This Carmen let to her engagement by the Paris Opéra and Opéra-Comique where she remained until she fled the Nazis in 1940. Celebrated in French, Italian and German operas, Miss Djanel was regarded by Richard Strauss as one of the leading interpreters of his Salome and she sang the rôle many times under the master’s personal direction.”

- The Montréal Gazette, 25 July, 1946



“Raoul Jobin, the leading French Canadian tenor of the 1930s and 1940s, studied in his native Québec and then at the Paris Conservatoire, making both his concert and Paris Opéra débuts in 1930. After a spell back in Canada, he returned to the Opéra in 1934 and was a valued member of the company thereafter. He made his Covent Garden début in 1937 and from 1940 to 1950 was regularly engaged at the Metropolitan in New York, also singing with other companies in North and South America. He sang at the Opéra-Comique from 1946. Although he was best known in the French repertoire, Jobin also appeared with success in Italian rôles and the lighter Wagnerian parts. He taught singing in Montréal from 1957 and made his final stage appearance the following year. His exciting voice can be heard on many recordings.”

- Tully Potter