Don Carlos (Original French Version) (Matheson;  Joseph Rouleau, Edith Tremblay, Andre Turp,  Richard van Allen, Robert Savoie, Robert Lloyd)  (4-Ponto 1003)
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Don Carlos (Original French Version) (Matheson;  Joseph Rouleau, Edith Tremblay, Andre Turp,  Richard van Allen, Robert Savoie, Robert Lloyd)  (4-Ponto 1003)
OP0294. DON CARLOS (Original French Version), Live Performance, 1961, w.John Matheson Cond. BBC Ensemble; Joseph Rouleau, André Turp, Édith Tremblay, Michèle Vilma, Richard van Allen, Robert Savoie, Robert Lloyd, etc.; DON CARLOS - Excerpts, w.Bruck Cond. Radio Lyrique Ensemble; Bonnet, Macaux, Vanzo, Depraz, Mars, Bianco, Lovano, etc. (Czech Republic) 4-Ponto 1003. Outstanding sound quality! Long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 8717202250035

CRITIC REVIEW:

“Joseph Rouleau studied in Milan under Mario Basiola and Antonio Narducci. By 1950, he had sung small roles with the Opéra national du Québec and the Minute Opera in Montreal. Rouleau made his first appearance with Covent Garden in London in 1956. During the next 20 years, he held leading roles in more than 40 productions. His Count Rodolfo in Bellini’s LA SONNAMBULA, with Joan Sutherland in 1960, led to a collaboration with the soprano that included Rouleau’s debut at the Paris Opéra that year as Raimondo in LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR. He won high praise during an Australian tour in 1965–66, particularly for his Assur in Rossini’s SEMIRAMIDE. His tours of the USSR (1965–66; 1966–67; 1969–70), singing FAUST, DON CARLOS, and BORIS GODUNOV, brought great acclaim. He made his New York City Opera debut as Méphistophélès in FAUST In 1968. He made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera as the Grand Inquisitor in Verdi's DON CARLOS under James Levine on 13 Apr 1984. An untiring performer, Rouleau continued to perform in his later years.”

- Giles Bryant, THE CANADIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, 9 May, 2007