Gerard Serkoyan;  Leopold Simoneau;  Gabriel Bacquier        (Malibran 811)
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Gerard Serkoyan;  Leopold Simoneau;  Gabriel Bacquier        (Malibran 811)
V2527. GÉRARD SERKOYAN: 3 Bartók Songs; Arias from Zauberflöte, Barbiere, Thais, Mireille, La Reine de Saba, La Juive, Philémon et Baucis, Hamlet, Les Contes d'Hoffmann, La Damnation de Faust, Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, Boris Godunov & Oedipus Rex (the latter with Léopold Simoneau). (France) Malibran 811, partially Live Performances, 1952-62. Long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 7600003778116


“Since Serkoyan’s father had been a cantor in the Armenian church, Gérard Serkoyan, a true basso cantante, had very early vocal training. After joining the Opéra Lyon in 1950, he appeared as Sarastro in ZAUBERFLÖTE, Rangoni in BORIS GODUNOV, and the King in LOHENGRIN. After singing with the Opéra de Strasbourg he joined l’Opéra in Paris in 1952 where his major roles were Sparafucile (RIGOLETTO), Daland (DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER), Ramfis (AÏDA), Pimen (BORIS GODUNOV), Méfistofelès (FAUST), Raimondo (LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR), and Hunding (DIE WALKÜRE).”

- Z. D. Akron