Liliane Berton    (Malibran 815)
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Liliane Berton    (Malibran 815)
V2542. LILIANE BERTON: 'Auf dem Wasser zu singen' (Schubert - in French); Arias by Gluck, Mozart, Rossini, Massé, Audran, Meyerbeer, Messager, Adam, Gounod, Bizet, Massenet, Poulenc, Milhaud, Youmans & Menotti. (France) Malibran 815, recorded 1952-63. - 7600003778154


“Liliane Berton was a French soprano, known principally on the opera stage, but also active in radio recordings and as a teacher. Although considering a dramatic career, after vocal studies at the Conservatoire de Lille and the Conservatoire de Paris she made her debut at the Opera de Marseille as Blondine in DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL.

Berton was taken on by the RTLN, and made her Paris debut at the Opera as Siebel in FAUST on 8 September 1952, before appearing in the premiere of DOLORES by Michel-Maurice Levy at the Opera-Comique on 7 November 1952.

Her career encompassed many lighter soprano roles in the repertoire: l’Amour, Fatime (LES INDES GALANTES), Sophie (WERTHER), Poussette (MANON), Xenia (BORIS GODUNOV), Rosina (THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, in French), Eurydice (ORPHEE), Sophie (DER ROSENKAVALIER) and Chérubin and Susanna (LE NOZZE DI FIGARO). In 1962, at l'Opera she sang Sophie to Elisabeth Schwarzkopf's Marschallin. Although she rarely sang outside France, in 1963 she sang at the Glyndebourne Festival, she appeared as Susanna, NOZZE DI FIGARO. In 1957 she created the role of Soeur Constance in the French premiere of DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES by Francis Poulenc.

As well as in Paris, she sang frequently in the French provincial houses, as well as at the Festivals of Aix-en-Provence, Edinburgh, Glyndebourne and the Netherlands, and in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos-Aires, Lisbon and London. Around 1966 her career moved from performing to teaching at the Paris Conservatoire with Gabriel Bacquier, while still occasionally singing lighter repertoire and operettes. As well as DIALOGUE DES CARMELITES she left recordings of other operas, many operettas and melodies by Poulenc.”

- Wikipedia