V0057. GASTON MICHELETTI: Songs by Bononcini, Tessarech, Lambroschini & Rossi; Arias & Duets (w.Emma Luart & Marie-Thérèse Gauley) From Faust, Mignon, Manon, Le Roi D’ys, Hérodiade, Carmen, Sigurd, Les Contes D’hoffmann, Mireille, Roméo & Werther. (England) Vintage 1007, recorded 1927-36. Transfers by Richard Bebb. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 618132100729
“Micheletti was contracted to the Opéra-Comique, where his first rôle was Des Grieux. This opera house became the centre of his activities until his retirement in 1946. He sang in a wide range of rôles, including Don José, Turiddu, Hoffmann, Gérald, Pinkerton, Canio, Dimitri in Alfano’s RÉSURRECTION, Mylio, Werther, Rodolfo, Cavaradossi and Roméo. He created numerous rôles in premieres of forgotten French operas. His career was largely restricted to French and Belgian opera houses. He is a lirico-spinto tenor of remarkable subtlety. The timbre of his voice is attractive, warm and velvety, with a slightly baritonal tinge."
- Ned Ludd