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Henri Albers

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Voice: Baritone
Nationality: Dutch
Year of Birth: Not entered yet.
Year of Death: 1926

About Henri Albers:

Henri Albers, born Johan Hendrik Albers (1 February 1866 – 12 September 1926), was a Dutch-born opera singer who later became a French citizen. He sang leading baritone roles in an international career that spanned 37 years and was a prominent singer at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels and the Opéra-Comique in Paris, which was his base from 1900 until his death. He also sang in 36 performances with the Metropolitan Opera company from 1898 to 1899. He made many recordings for Pathé Records and specialised in the heavier baritone and basso cantante repertoire.

Albers was born in Amsterdam and initially trained and worked as an actor. He then studied singing at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and was engaged by Johannes George De Groot to sing with his newly established Hollandsche Opera company. He made his operatic debut in 1889 as Méphistophélès in a Hollandsche Opera production of Gounod's Faust and during the next two years continued singing leading roles with the company. In 1891, on the recommendation of De Groot, he met with the French composer Jules Massenet and auditioned for him. Massenet was impressed and encouraged him to study further in Paris and to broaden his horizons beyond Amsterdam. After further singing studies in Paris with Jean-Baptiste Faure, Albers made his first stage appearance outside Holland when he was engaged by the French opera company in Antwerp. In 1892, he sang Jean d'Hautecoeur in the company's first production of Alfred Bruneau's Le rêve and began a lifelong friendship with the composer, appearing in many of his operas.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Hélas moi le hair Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
2Rachel quand du Seigneur Popularity:

Opera: Juive, LaComposer: HalevyAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Eléazar
3Ange si pur Popularity:

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 4.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fernand
4Ange adorable Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.09

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Juliette/Roméo
5Buvez donc ce breuvage Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.04

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Frère Laurent
6Une puce gentille Popularity:

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès
7Voici des roses Popularity:

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès
8A tanto amor Leonora Popularity:

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.03

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alphonse
9Avant de quitter ces lieux Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Valentin
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