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Pierre Cornubert (Tenor) (Paris 1863 – Paris 1922)




He studied at the Paris Conservatory and made his debut in 1887 at the Opçra-Comique as Daniel in  ‘’Le chàlet’’ of Adam. Here in 1889  Cornubert created the role of Byzantine Herald in the premiere of Massenet’s ‘’Esclarmonde’’. Then he sang among other things in in Rouen, Marseille and Montpellier. Since 1899 he started his international career and during the same year sang at the Teatro Tacñn in Havana and at the Teatro Rinascimento in Mexico City. Then he was engaged by the Metropolitan Opera in New York where he debuted in 1900 as Vasco da Gama in Meyerbeer’s ‘’L’Africana’’. At the Metropolitan Opera he also performed in ‘’Gli Ugonotti’’, ‘’Romço et Juliette’’, ‘’Carmen’’ and in ‘’Pagliacci’’. In 1904, as a mamber of the San Carlo Opera Company, he made guest appearance at Covent Garden in London. From 1899 to 1900 Cornubert sang at the Teatro Lirico in Milan where he appeared in ‘’Andrea Chenier’’ with Mario Sammarco and Eva Tetrazzini and in ‘’Guglielmo Ratcliff’’ with Febea Strakosch and Giuseppe Pacini. During the same period Cornubert appeared also at the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele in Turin. Here together with Mary D'Arneiro and Alessandro  Arcangeli he performed in Meyerbeer’s ‘’L’Africana’’. In 1903 he sang in Cairo. Two years later he was in Oporto where at the Teatro S. Joao he again performed in Giordano’s ’’Andrea Chenier’’.  In 1919 he became a professor of the Paris Conservatory. His wife, Suzanne Cornubert, was also an opera singer.

Chronology of some appearances

1887 Paris Opara-Comique Le chalet (Daniel)
1899 Paris Opara-Comique Esclarmonde (Byzantine Herald)
1899 Havana Teatro Tacon
1899 Mexico City Teatro Rinascimento
1900 New York Metropolitan Opera L’Africana (Vasco da Gama)
1899 Turin Teatro Vittorio Emanuele
1900 Milan Teatro Lirico Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1903 Cairo Teatro Kedivhiale?
1905 Oporto Teatro S. Joao Andrea Chenier (Chenier)



Dame Blanche: Ah, quel plaisir d'etre soldat Edison 18070
Le Trouvere: Dieu que ma voix implore (Miserere) Edison 18081
Les Huguenots: Plus blanche Fonotipia  39275 XPh 648
Sigurd: Hilda! Vierge au pale sourire  Fonotipia  39276 XPh 630
Les Huguenots: Sous le beau ciel  Fonotipia 56047 XPh 637
L’Africana: O paradiso  Fonotipia 39278 XPh 638-2
Die Walkure: Chanson du printemps 39279  XPh 633
Werther: Les vers d’Ossian Fonotipia  56046 XPh 634-2
Manon: Ah fuyez douce image Fonotipia 39277 XPh 639
Romeo et Juliette: Scene du Tombeau Fonotipia 39274 XPh 644
Ton sourire (Chaterine) Ultima 314

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