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Joseph Rouleau

Singer details:

Voice: Bass
Nationality: Canadian
Year of Birth: 1929

About Joseph Rouleau:

Joseph A. Rouleau, CC GOQ (born February 28, 1929) is a French-Canadian bass opera singer, particularly associated with the Italian and French repertories.

Born in Matane, Quebec, he studied privately with Édouard Woolley and Albert Cornellier in Montreal, and at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal with Martial Singher. He went to Milan, Italy, for complementary studies with Mario Basiola and Antonio Narducci. He sang small roles with the Opéra national du Québec, but his real debut was as Colline in La bohème, in New Orleans Opera, in 1955. He made his Opera Guild of Montreal debut as Philip II in Don Carlos (one of his greatest roles) in 1956. He also appeared in concert and on Canadian radio and television.

Engaged by the Royal Opera House in London, Rouleau sang with the company in Cardiff, Manchester, and Southampton prior to his London debut as Colline on 23 April 1957. Leading roles followed in over 40 productions there during the next 20 years. His Count Rodolfo in Bellini's La Sonnambula in 1960 with Joan Sutherland, led to a collaboration with the soprano which included his debut at the Paris Opéra that year as Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor and a 1965–66 Australian tour during which he won high praise particularly for his Assur in Rossini's Semiramide.

A consummate actor and musician, Rouleau sang a wide range of roles, he expanded his repertoire to include German and Russian roles, notably Titurel in Parsifal, and the lead in Boris Godunov. He also won considerable acclaim as Don Quichotte, and Mephistofeles in Faust. In 1976, he participated for the BBC, in a performance of the complete French version of Don Carlos, singing Philippe II.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Ella giammai m'amò Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles:
2O wie will ich triumphieren Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Osmin
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
4Dio che nell'alma infondere Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04-2

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodrigue/Carlo
5Son lo spirito Popularity:

Opera: MefistofeleComposer: BoitoAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mefistofele
6Vi ravviso o luoghi ameni Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.11-3

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo
7Ecco il mondo Popularity:

Opera: MefistofeleComposer: BoitoAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mefistofele
8La mia Dorabella Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.02

Type: trioVoice: T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Alfonso
9Quel vecchio maledivami Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01-1

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Sparafucile
10Cielo a miei lunghi spasimi Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.20-2

Type: quartetVoice: S cA T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Smeton/Percy/Rochefort
11Se tradirmi tu potrai Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.04

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Lucia
12Quand la flamme de l'amour Popularity:

Opera: Jolie fille de PerthComposer: BizetAct:

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Ralph
13La pietade in suo favore Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.06

Type: duet,choirVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Raimondo
14Elvino..Elvino.. Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.18-2

Type: trioVoice: S S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina/Lisa/Rodolfo
15Piff Paff Popularity:

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct:

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles:
16Appressati Lucia Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico
17D'un pensiero e d'un accento Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.22

Type: quartetVoice: T B Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvino/Alessio/Teresa/Amina
18T'allontana sciagurato Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Arturo/Edgardo/Raimondo
19E scherzo od e follia Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.20

Type: quartet,choirVoice: B B cA TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Samuel/Tom/Ulrica/Riccardo
20Que Numi furenti Popularity:

Opera: SemiramideComposer: RossiniAct: 2.25

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Assur
21Una bella serenata Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.06

Type: trioVoice: T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Alfonso
22E deggio e posso crederlo Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.17

Type: trioVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora/Manrico/Count
23Lucia fra poco a te verra Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Normanno/Enrico
24My Boy, You May Take It from Me Popularity:

Opera: RuddigoreComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles:
25My Boy, You May Take It from Me Popularity:

Opera: RuddigoreComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles:
26Al ben de tuoi qual vittima Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.06-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Raimondo
27E la fede delle femmine Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.04

Type: trioVoice: T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Alfonso
28Finisci il vaticinio Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.21

Type: septet,choir,finaleVoice: T Br S cA B B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Renato/Oscar/Ulrica/Silvano/Samuel/Tom
29Brevi e tristi giorni visse Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04

Type: Voice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Ferrando
30Viva viva Amina Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.01-1

Type: choirVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles:
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