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Charles Rousseliere (Tenor) (Saint-Nazaire  1875 - Joue-les-Tours  1950)




Originally a blacksmith by trade, he studied with Albert Vaguet at the Paris Conservatoire and made his debut at the Opera as Samson in 1900. The following year he sang in the premiære of Camille Saint-Saéns's Les barbares, and he remained with the company until 1905. Until 1919 he was a favourite at Monte Carlo, where he appeared first in La damnation de Faust; premieres there included Pietro Mascagni's Amica, Saint-Saéns's L’ancètre and Gabriel Faure's Penelope. His debut at the Metropolitan in Romeo et Juliette in 1906 coincided with that of Geraldine Farrar , who received more attention; his dramatic skill was appreciated but the power of his voice, sometimes strident, suggested that he should turn to more heroic roles. This he did on his return to France, adding Otello, Lohengrin, Siegfried and Parsifal to his repertory. He also appeared in Berlin, Buenos Aires and Milan, and in his later years sang mostly at the Opçra-Comique where in 1913 he created the title role in Gustave Charpentier's Julien. His varied repertory is well represented in recordings made between 1903 and 1926: his voice is strong and clearly defined, his style authoritative in declamation and well mannered in more lyrical music.

Chronology of some appearances

1905  Montecarlo Teatro del Casinð Amica (Giorgio)
1906 New York Teatro Metropolitan Dannazione di Faust (Faust)
1907 New York Teatro Metropolitan Carmen (Don Jose)
1907 Montevideo Teatro Solis Don Carlo (Carlo)
1909 Roma Teatro Costanzi Tristano e Isotta (Tristano)
1911 Palermo Teatro Massimo Don Carlo (Carlo)
1911 Madrid Teatro Reale Tristano e Isotta (Tristano)



La Juive: Rachel, quand du Seigneur G&T 2-32843 1814F
La Juive: Dieu m'eclaire G&T 2-32842 1813F
Sigurd: Esprits gardiens G&T 2-32846 1817F
Walkure: Lied du printemps G&T 2-32845 1816F
Tannhauser: Adorez Dieu G&T 2-32987 2266F
Favorite: Un nage, une femme inconnue G&T 2-32880 2071F
Iphigenie en Tauride: Cavatine de Pylade G&T 2-32808 1799F
Manon: Nous vivrons a Paris G&T 34012 1795F
Manon: Le Reve G&T 2-32006
Manon: Ah fuyez, douce image G&T 2-32807 1798F
Mireille: O Magali with J. Rousseliere  G&T 34009 1712F
Mireille: Anges du Paradis G&T 2-32816 1802F
Herodiade: Air de Jean G&T 2-32818 1805F
Reine de Chypre (Halevy): Duo  with A. Boyer G&T 34024 2352F
Barbares: Divinites liberatrices G&T 2-32856 1888F
Soir d'hiver (Holmes) G&T 2-32984 2185F
Stances (Flegier) G&T 2-32847 1818F
Ai cimitiere (Saint-Saens) G&T 2-32758 1691F
Mon petit Pierrot (Leoncavallo) G&T 2-32919  2135F
Aimons-nous (Saint-Saens) G&T 2-32817 1804F
La Damnation de Faust: Nature immense Pathe 4710
Le Roi d’Ys: Aubade Pathe 4711
Siegfried: La forge Polydor 561011
Le Crepuscule des Dieux: Mort de Siegfried Polydor 561011
La Walkyrie: Chant du printemps Polydor 566043
Pensee d’automne (Massenet) Polydor 566065
Noel Paien (Massenet) Polydor 566065



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