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Huguette Tourangeau

Singer details:

Voice: Mezzo
Nationality: Canadian
Year of Birth: 1938
Year of Death: 2018

About Huguette Tourangeau:

Huguette Tourangeau, CM (August 12, 1938 – April 21, 2018) was a French-Canadian operatic mezzo-soprano, particularly associated with the French and Italian repertories.

Huguette Tourangeau was born in Montreal, Quebec, and graduated in pedagogy and piano from the Montreal Marguerite-Bourgeoys College, before entering the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal in 1958, where she was a pupil of Ruzena Herlinger (voice), Otto-Werner Mueller (repertory) and Roy Royal (declamation). In 1962, she was a soloist in Monteverdi's Vespro della Beata Vergine, in Montreal. She made her operatic debut as Mercédès in Carmen, under Zubin Mehta, in 1964, also in Montreal.

In 1964 Tourangeau won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. The same year, she sang Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro at the Stratford Festival under Richard Bonynge. During the 1965–66 season, she appeared as Carmen in fifty-six cities throughout North America with the Metropolitan National Company. Around that time, she began a partnership with Dame Joan Sutherland and Bonynge, both on stage and on record. She was heard in Seattle as Malika in Lakmé; London as Urbain in Les Huguenots; and San Francisco as Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda, Adalgisa in Norma, and Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus.

In 1967 and 1968, Tourangeau appeared with the New York City Opera, as Carmen. She made her formal Metropolitan Opera debut on November 28, 1973, as Nicklausse in The Tales of Hoffmann (with Plácido Domingo in the name part), and later sang Dorabella in Così fan tutte (1975–76), Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro (opposite Justino Díaz and Judith Blegen, 1976) and Parséïs in Esclarmonde (opposite Sutherland, 1976).

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Dôme Épais (Flower Duet) Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.05-2

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Mallika
2Bella figlia dell'amore Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04

Type: quartetVoice: S cA T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Maddalena/Duke/Rigoletto
3Chi mi frena in tal momento Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.11-1

Type: sextetVoice: S Mz T Br B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucia/Alisa/Edgardo/Enrico/Raimondo/Arturo
4Mira o Norma Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.05-1

Type: duetVoice: S S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Adalgisa
5Belle nuit (Barcarolle) Popularity:

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

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Giulietta/Nicklausse
6Chacun à son goût Popularity:

Opera: Fledermaus, DieComposer: Strauss jrAct: 2.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles: Orlofsky
7Oh! rimembranza Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.19-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Adalgisa
8O beau pays de la Touraine Popularity:

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
9Nobles Seigneurs salut Popularity:

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Urbain
10Oh! di qual sei tu vittima Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.23

Type: trioVoice: S T S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Pollione/Adalgisa
11Ah! piu non ragiono Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.06-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S B cA TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Sparafucile/Maddalena/Duke
12C'est une chanson d'amour Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Antonia
13Une poupée aux yeux d'émail Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Nicklausse
14Si vuol di Francia il Rege Popularity:

Opera: Maria StuardaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabetta
15Ah! quando all'ara scorgemi Popularity:

Opera: Maria StuardaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabetta
16Sono i colpi della sorte Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 1.09-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Unulfo
17Va preparati furente Popularity:

Opera: Maria StuardaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.11

Type: sextetVoice: S Br Mz B S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabetta/Cecil/Anna/Giorgio Talbot/Maria/Roberto
18Era d'amor l'immagine Popularity:

Opera: Maria StuardaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.12

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Roberto/Elisabetta
19Venti scudi hai tu detto Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B T cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Sparafucile/Duke/Maddalena
20Sei tu confuso Popularity:

Opera: Maria StuardaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.11

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabetta/Roberto
21Lakmé c'est toi qui nous proteges Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: French

Roles: Nilakantha/Lakmé
22E pensi e tardi Popularity:

Opera: Maria StuardaComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.01

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cecil/Elisabetta
23A l'heure accoutumée Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz T BLanguage: French

Roles: Mallika/Hadji/Nilakantha
24Ah! deh per pieta sospendi Popularity:

Opera: Maria StuardaComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.04

Type: trioVoice: T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Roberto/Cecil/Elisabetta
25Lakmé Lakmé c'est toi Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.12-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Gérald/Lakmé
26D'una sorella o barbara Popularity:

Opera: Maria StuardaComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.05

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Roberto/Elisabetta
27Morta al mondo e morta Popularity:

Opera: Maria StuardaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.10

Type: quartetVoice: S Br S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maria/Cecil/Elisabetta/Roberto
28Quella vita a me funesta Popularity:

Opera: Maria StuardaComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.02

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabetta/Cecil
29Viens Mallika Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.05-1

Type: recitative,duetVoice: S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Mallika
30E sempre la stessa Popularity:

Opera: Maria StuardaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.08

Type: sextetVoice: S S B Mz T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabetta/Maria/Giorgio Talbot/Anna/Roberto/Cecil
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