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Germaine Cernay

Singer details:

Voice: Mezzo
Nationality: French
Year of Birth: Not entered yet.
Year of Death: 1943

About Germaine Cernay:

Germaine Cernay, born Germaine Pointu (28 April 1900, Le Havre - 19 September 1943, Paris) was a French mezzo-soprano who was active both in the opera house and on the concert platform.

Cernay studied the piano before entering the Conservatoire de Paris for vocal studies under Albers and Engel, winning first prizes in 1925.

She made her debut at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 16 May 1927 as la Bossue in the Paris premiere of Alfano’s Risurrezione (in French). Other creations at the Salle Favart were Floriane in Éros Vainqueur (de Bréville), la Tour in Le Fou de la Dame (Delannoy), a fairy in Riquet a la Houppe (Hue), and Léonor in Le Sicilien (Letorey). Her other principal roles at the Opéra-Comique included Sélysette (Ariane et Barbe-bleue), a sister (Béatrice), Gertrude (Le roi Dagobert), la fantôme (Les Contes d'Hoffmann), Mallika (Lakmé), Javotte (Manon), title role in Mignon, Souzouki (Madame Butterfly), Vincenette/Taven (Mireille), Geneviève (Pelléas et Mélisande), Cléone (Pénélope), Charlotte (Werther) and one of the voices in Masques et bergamasques.

She was invited to many provincial centres in France and also appeared in North Africa, Switzerland, Belgium, England, Ireland and Italy.

Broadcasting on French radio allowed Cernay to enlarge her repertoire to roles in Carmen, Le roi d’Ys, Le Chemineau, La damnation de Faust, Don Quichotte and La Lépreuse. She also sang in the first performance of surviving fragments of Chabrier's Vaucochard et fils Ier on 22 April 1941 at the Salle du Conservatoire.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Belle nuit (Barcarolle) Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Giulietta/Nicklausse
2Viens Mallika Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.05-1

Type: recitative,duetVoice: S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Mallika
3Les tringles des sistres tintaient (Gypsy Song) Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Carmen/Frasquita/Mercédès
4C'est toi C'est moi Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 3.14

Type: duet,choirVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Carmen/José
5Je vais danser en votre honneur Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 2.07

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Carmen/José
6Il faut nous séparer Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
7Si tu m'aimes, Carmen Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 3.13

Type: duet,choirVoice: B-Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Escamillo/Carmen
8Ecoute, ecoute, compagnon Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 3.02

Type: sextet,chorusVoice: Mz T Br T S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Carmen/José/Dancaïre/Remendado/Frasquita/Mercédès
9Voici l'ordre, partez Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 1.13

Type: recitative,finaleVoice: B MzLanguage: French

Roles: Zuniga/Carmen
10De tous cotes j'apercois dans la plaine Popularity:

Opera: Roi d'Ys, LeComposer: LaloAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Margared
11Voici ce qu'il écrit a son frere Pelleas Popularity:

Opera: Pelléas et MelisandeComposer: DebussyAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: French

Roles: Geneviève
12Voici la saison Mignonne Popularity:

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Taven
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