Jane Berbié

Singer details:

Voice: Mezzo
Nationality: French
Year of Birth: 1931

About Jane Berbié:

Jane Berbié (born 6 May 1931) is a French mezzo-soprano particularly associated with Mozart and Rossini roles.

Berbié was born Jeanne Bergougne, in Villefranche-de-Lauragais, Haute-Garonne, France, and as a child was entered in various local singing competitions, winning a case of champagne at one in Canet-Plage for her rendition of airs of Escamillo and Basilio. She studied piano and voice at the Music Conservatory in Toulouse. On French television she appeared on 'L'Ecole des vedettes' where she was praised by Elvira Popescu. She made her professional operatic debut at the Capitole de Toulouse in 1954, as Nicklause in Les contes d'Hoffmann. She sang throughout France in the standard mezzo roles of the French repertory, such as Siébel in Faust, Urbain in Les Huguenots, the title role in Mignon and Carmen, etc. She made her debut at the Paris Opéra in 1959, as Concepción in L'Heure espagnole, and the same year at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, as the sorceress in Dido and Aeneas.

Other roles included several in L'Enfant et les Sortilèges (under Maazel in 1961 and Ozawa in 1979 at the Opéra de Paris), Gontran in Une éducation manquée (1965), Roméo et Juliette, Ascanio in Benvenuto Cellini, and many opérettes.

Following an audition with Gabriel Dussurget, directeur of the Aix-en-Provence Festival. Berbié began to be invited on major stages around Europe, appearing at La Scala in Milan, The Royal Opera House in London, the festivals of Glyndebourne and Salzburg, the Liceu in Barcelona, etc. She sang Maffio Orsini at Carnegie Hall in New York, in the famous 1965 concert version of Lucrezia Borgia, opposite Montserrat Caballé as Lucrezia, and countryman Alain Vanzo as Gennaro.

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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
2Voi che sapete Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.04

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cherubino
3Viens Mallika Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.05-1

Type: recitative,duetVoice: S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Mallika
4Les tringles des sistres tintaient (Gypsy Song) Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Carmen/Frasquita/Mercédès
5C'est toi C'est moi Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 3.14

Type: duet,choirVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Carmen/José
6Parle-moi de ma mere Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 1.09

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: José/Micaëla
7E amore un ladroncello Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.19

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorabella
8E Susanna non vien.. Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.10

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina
9Piangea cantando Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Desdemona
10Il capro e la capretta Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcellina
11Melons! coupons! (Card Trio) Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 3.03

Type: trioVoice: S Mz MzLanguage: French

Roles: Frasquita/Mercédès/Carmen
12Alla bella Despinetta Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.26

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

Roles: Alfonso/Guglielmo/Ferrando/Despina/Dorabella/Fiordiligi
13Ah! scostati Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.22-1

Type: recitativeVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorabella
14En vain, pour éviter Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles:
15Gente all armi all armi Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.15-1

Type: ensemble,septet,finaleVoice: Br S S B-Br Mz S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Rosina/Susanna/Figaro/Cherubino/Marcellina/Bartolo/Basilio
16Riconosci in questo amplesso Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.07-1

Type: sextetVoice: S T B-Br Br S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcellina/Don Curzio/Figaro/Count/Susanna/Bartolo
17Che vita maledetta Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.21

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Despina
18Fate presto o cari amici Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.25

Type: duet,choir,finaleVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Despina/Alfonso
19Ah! Signor son rea di morte Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.31

Type: quintet,finaleVoice: B T S S Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles:
20Si tu m'aimes, Carmen Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 3.13

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

Roles: Escamillo/Carmen
21Dove son? Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.18

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorabella/Fiordiligi/Alfonso
22The Queen of Carthage Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Sorceress
23Que fais tu blanche tourterelle Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Stéphano
24Era piu calmo Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Emilia/Desdemona
25Tutto ancor non ho perso Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcellina/Susanna
26Wayward sisters you that fright Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Sorceress
27Nous avons en tete une affaire Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 2.05

Type: quintetVoice: Br Mz S T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Dancaïre/Mercédès/Frasquita/Remendado/Carmen
28Aprite aprite Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.06-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Desdemona/Otello/Emilia
29Oh! la pitoyable aventure Popularity:

Opera: Heure Espagnolle, LeComposer: RavelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Concepción
30O nuit sous tes ailes Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 2.01

Type: recitative,choirVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
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