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Jean Borthayre

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Voice: Baritone
Nationality: French
Year of Birth: 1901
Year of Death: 1984

About Jean Borthayre:

Jean Borthayre (25 May 1901, Musculdy - 25 April 1984, Montmorency) was a French operatic baritone, particularly associated with the French and Italian repertories.

Mainly self-taught, Borthayre began his career singing as a soloist in a Basque choir, touring Europe. In about 1936, he began studying voice with his wife Marie-Louise, daughter of bass Louis Azéma. He made his operatic debut in 1941, at the Capitole de Toulouse, as Hérode in Hérodiade, where he remained until 1945.

After the war, he began appearing at various opera houses throughout France, Bordeaux, Marseille, Strasbourg, etc. He made his debut at both the Paris Opéra and the Opéra-Comique in 1951, as Valentin in Faust, and Zurga in Les pêcheurs de perles, respectively. He was to sing at these two theatres until 1968.

Borthayre was largely based in France, singing little abroad, and became the epitome of the "French Style" of singing, meaning essentially impeccable diction and musical refinement. He also enjoyed considerable success in Verdi roles, such as Rigoletto, Germont, Renato, etc., which in his days were mainly sung in the national language in France.

Borthayre can be heard in a few complete opera recordings, notably; Les pêcheurs de perles, opposite Mattiwilda Dobbs, Lakmé, opposite Mado Robin, Faust and Manon, opposite Victoria de los Ángeles.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Asile hereditaire Popularity:

Opera: Guillaume TellComposer: RossiniAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Arnold
2Vainement ma bien aimee Popularity:

Opera: Roi d'Ys, LeComposer: LaloAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Mylio
3Avant de quitter ces lieux Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Valentin
4Toi! Vous! Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.26

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
5Sois immobile Popularity:

Opera: Guillaume TellComposer: RossiniAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Guillaume
6Vision fugitive Popularity:

Opera: HérodiadeComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Hérode
7Voila donc la terrible cite Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Athanaël
8C'est le Dieu de la jeunesse Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.13-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Gérald
9Quel trouble inconnu me penêtre Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Faust
10Fantaisie aux divins mensonges Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.09-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Gérald
11Je fremis je chancelle Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 3.03

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Leïla/Zurga
12Lakmé Lakmé c'est toi Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.12-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Gérald/Lakmé
13Lakmé ton doux regard se voile Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.06-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Nilakantha
14Ah! des Grieux Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 5.03

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
15Qu'attendez vous encore Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.07

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Faust
16L'ombre descend des cieux Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 2.01

Type: duet,choirVoice: S BLanguage: French

Roles: Leïla/Nourabad
17L'orage s'est calme Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 3.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Zurga
18Amis interrompez vos danses Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 1.03-1

Type: recitative,choirVoice: Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Zurga/Nadir
19Demeure parmi nous Nadir Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 1.04

Type: Voice: Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Zurga/Nadir
20O lumière sainte Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 3.07

Type: trioVoice: Br S TLanguage: French

Roles: Zurga/Leïla/Nadir
21Ce sont eux les voici Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 3.08

Type: Voice: Br S B TLanguage: French

Roles: Zurga/Leïla/Nourabad/Nadir
22Que voulez vous messieurs ? Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.09

Type: trioVoice: T B-Br BrLanguage: French

Roles: Faust/Méphistophélès/Valentin
23Entends au loin Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 3.04

Type: Voice: B S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Nourabad/Leïla/Zurga
24Leila leila Dieu puissant Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 2.04-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Leïla/Nadir
25Le ciel est bleu Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 1.12

Type: trio,choirVoice: B T SLanguage: French

Roles: Nourabad/Nadir/Leïla
26Seule au milieu de nous Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 1.09

Type: Voice: Br SLanguage: French

Roles: Zurga/Leïla
27De l'enfer qui vient émousser Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.07-1

Type: Voice: B-Br Br Mz/S TLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Valentin/Siébel/Faust
28Que vois je? Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 1.07

Type: Voice: Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Zurga/Nadir
29A l'heure accoutumée Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz T BLanguage: French

Roles: Mallika/Hadji/Nilakantha
30Tout change et grandit en ces lieux Popularity:

Opera: Guillaume TellComposer: RossiniAct: 5

Type: ensemble,finaleVoice: S T Br BLanguage: French

Roles: Mathilde/Arnold/Guillaume/Gesler
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