V0430. GEORGES GRANAL: Arias from Aïda, Guillaume Tell, La Juive, La Muette de Portici, Sigurd, Les Huguenots & Samson et Dalila; SUZANNE BROHLY: Sigurd – J’avais lu dans ton coeur; JANE LINDSAY: Clair de lune (Fauré); JANE LINDSAY & HENRI DANGÈS: Thaïs – Final Scene; ARMAND NARÇON: Le Caïd – L’amour de Dieu profane; Le Chalet – Dans le service de l’Autriche. (France) Malibran 572. - 3760003775721
“Very little information is currently available on the dramatic tenor Georges Granal He made his Paris Opéra debut on 19 August 1910 as Sigurd. He made further appearances there during the 1912–1914 seasons, singing Raoul in LES HUGUENOTS, Radames in AÏDA, Samson in SAMSON ET DALILA, and the Duke in RIGOLETTO. During the summer of 1923, he sang the part of Cavaradossi at the Uriage Casino. Granal returned to the Paris Opéra for the 1924–1925 season singing Gounod’s and Berlioz’s FAUST, Lohengrin, and Le faux Dmitri in BORIS GODOUNOV. He is said to have been on the roster of the Toulouse Opera but no details have been traced. Granal recorded 20 sides for French Gramophone, including duets with Suzanne Brohly, Julia Lindsay, and Odette Carlyle.
- Vincent Giroud, Program Notes to Marston’s MEYERBEER ON RECORD