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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
1Brevi e tristi giorni visse Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04

Type: Voice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Ferrando
2E deggio e posso crederlo Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.17

Type: trioVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora/Manrico/Count
3Chi voi siate l'audace parola Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.19-1

Type: Voice: cA T B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ulrica/Riccardo/Samuel/Oscar
4Dio che nell'alma infondere Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04-2

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodrigue/Carlo
5Carlo il sommo imperatore Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.01

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles:
6Finisci 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
7Quel vecchio maledivami Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01-1

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Sparafucile
8Ella giammai m'amò Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles:
9E 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
10Lyubvi vsy vozrasti pokorni Popularity:

Opera: Eugene OneginComposer: TchaikovskyAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Russian

Roles: Prince Gremin
11Dame ou prince, homme ou femme Popularity:

Opera: HamletComposer: ThomasAct: 5.01

Type: sceneVoice: Br Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Hamlet/First gravedigger/Second gravedigger
12My Boy, You May Take It from Me Popularity:

Opera: RuddigoreComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles:
13My Boy, You May Take It from Me Popularity:

Opera: RuddigoreComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles:
14La dal gange a te primiero Popularity:

Opera: SemiramideComposer: RossiniAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: T B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idreno/Assur/Oroe
15Que Numi furenti Popularity:

Opera: SemiramideComposer: RossiniAct: 2.25

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Assur
16Ma implacabile di Nino Popularity:

Opera: SemiramideComposer: RossiniAct: 2.04

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Semiramide/Assur
17Dei qual sospiro Popularity:

Opera: SemiramideComposer: RossiniAct: 2.30

Type: recitativeVoice: cA B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arsace/Assur/Semiramide
18Il di gia cade Popularity:

Opera: SemiramideComposer: RossiniAct: 2.20

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Assur
19Qual densa notte Popularity:

Opera: SemiramideComposer: RossiniAct: 2.27

Type: trioVoice: cA B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arsace/Oroe/Assur
20Se la vita ancor te cara Popularity:

Opera: SemiramideComposer: RossiniAct: 2.02

Type: duetVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Semiramide/Assur
21Quella ricordati notte di morte Popularity:

Opera: SemiramideComposer: RossiniAct: 2.03

Type: duetVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Semiramide/Assur
22Bella imago degli dei Popularity:

Opera: SemiramideComposer: RossiniAct: 1.16

Type: duetVoice: B cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Assur/Arsace
23Una bella serenata Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.06

Type: trioVoice: T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Alfonso
24La mia Dorabella Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.02

Type: trioVoice: T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Alfonso
25E la fede delle femmine Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.04

Type: trioVoice: T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Alfonso
26O wie will ich triumphieren Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Osmin
27Piff Paff Popularity:

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct:

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles:
28Cielo a miei lunghi spasimi Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.20-2

Type: quartetVoice: S cA T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Smeton/Percy/Rochefort
29Ah! cedi cedi o piu sciagure Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.06-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Raimondo
30Se tradirmi tu potrai Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.04

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Lucia
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