Michel Dens                (Malibran 195)
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Michel Dens                (Malibran 195)
V1990. MICHEL DENS: Arias from Barbiere, La Favorite, Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame, Faust, Hamlet, Marouf, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Le Roi de Lahore, Thaïs, Hérodiade, Si J’étais Roi, La Damnation de Faust, Tannhäuser, Pagliacci, Il Trovatore & Otello – recorded 1947-58; Michel Dens, w.Lillian Roux (Pf.): Thaïs – Voilà donc, la terrible cité – Live Performance, 24 Oct., 1986, Marseille, plus spoken tribute by André Segond. (France) Malibran 195. - 7600003771957


“After the Second World War, Dens began a very successful career at the Opéra-Comique and the Palais Garnier in Paris. His début rôle at the Opéra in 1947 was in the title rôle of Rigoletto. He appeared with success at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and at most of the great Opera Houses of France. He also appeared in Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, North Africa. He enjoyed a remarkably long and successful career, singing in opera as late as 1979, and also scoring magnificent success in French and Viennese operettas, notably in Lehár's THE LAND OF SMILES and THE MERRY WIDOW. With his well trained and expressive baritone voice, Dens was a tireless and amazingly consistent performer (singing Sou-Chong in THE LAND OF SMILES 250 consecutive nights during the 1951-52 season). He sang an estimated 10,000 performances during his long career.”

-Zillah D. Akron