Charles Rousseliere      (Malibran 574)
Item# V0432
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Charles Rousseliere      (Malibran 574)
V0432. CHARLES ROUSSELIÈRE: Songs by Massenet, Holmès, Flégier, Saint-Saëns & Leoncavallo; Arias from Die Walküre, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung, Tannhäuser, Iphigénie en Tauride, Les Barbares, Damnation de Faust, Manon, La Favorite, Mireille, Le Roi d’Ys, Hérodiade, La Juive, Sigurd & La Boheme.  (France) Malibran 574. - 3760003775745


“Originally a blacksmith by trade, Rousselière studied with Albert Vaguet at the Paris Conservatoire and made his début at the Opéra as Samson in 1900. The following year he sang in the première of Camille Saint-Saëns's LES BARBARES, and he remained with the company until 1905. Until 1919 he was a favourite at Monte Carlo, where he appeared first in LA DAMNATION DE FAUST; premières there included Mascagni's AMICA, Saint-Saëns' L’ANCÊTRE and Fauré's PÉNÉLOPE. His 1906 début at the Metropolitan was in ROMÉO ET JULIETTE. Upon his return to France, he added Otello, Lohengrin, Siegfried and Parsifal to his repertory. He also appeared in Berlin, Buenos Aires and Milan, and in his later years sang mostly at the Opéra-Comique where in 1913 he created the title rôle in Gustave Charpentier's JULIEN.”

- J. B. Steane