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Léopold Simoneau

Singer details:

Voice: Tenor
Nationality: Canadian
Year of Birth: 1916
Year of Death: 2006

About Léopold Simoneau:

Léopold Simoneau, CC CQ (May 3, 1916 – August 24, 2006) was a French-Canadian lyric tenor, one of the outstanding Mozarteans of his time. In 1959 he became the first recipient of the Calixa-Lavallée Award.

Simoneau was born in Saint-Flavien, Quebec, and started his vocal studies in Quebec City at Levis College and Université Laval. While studying in Montreal with Salvator Issaurel, he made his professional debut with Les Variétés Lyriques in Montréal in 1941.

He then left for New York City for complementary studies with Paul Althouse. In 1946 he appeared at the New York City Center as Lionel in Martha. That same year he married French-Canadian soprano Pierrette Alarie.Together they left for France.

Simoneau made his debut in 1949 at the Opéra-Comique of Paris as Vincent in Gounod's opera Mireille and at the Paris Opera as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte. He made his debut at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in 1950 singing Ottavio in Don Giovanni and Ferrando in Così fan tutte. The following year, 1951, he made his debut at the Glyndebourne Festival as Idamante in Idomeneo. His performances at these two festivals quickly established him as the outstanding Mozartian tenor of his time. He was invited to sing at the Salzburg Festival and the Edinburgh Festival, at the Vienna State Opera and at La Scala in Milan, while pursuing his career in France, in roles such as Nadir in Les pêcheurs de perles, Gérald in Lakmé. He took part in the revival of opera such as Rameau's Les Indes galantes and Orphée in the French version for tenor of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice. In France he was frequently singing opposite his wife, who was a light lyric coloratura soprano excelling in the same repertoire as her husband.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Una furtiva lagrima Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nemorino
2Au fond du temple saint (Pearl Fishers Duet) Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 1.06

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Nadir/Zurga
3Je crois entendre encore Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Nadir
4La fleur que tu m'avais jetee (Flower Song) Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: José/Carmen
5Un aura amorosa Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.33

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando
6Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Tamino
7Where er you walk Popularity:

Opera: SemeleComposer: HandelAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
8Il mio tesoro Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.12-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottavio
9O wie will ich triumphieren Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Osmin
10O wie will ich triumphieren Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Osmin
11Dalla sua pace Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.18-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottavio
12Che fai?..nulla Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Violetta
13Rachel quand du Seigneur Popularity:

Opera: Juive, LaComposer: HalevyAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Eléazar
14En fermant les yeux Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Chevalier
15Ah! fuyez douce image Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.24

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Chevalier
16Parle-moi de ma mere Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 1.09

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: José/Micaëla
17Fuor del mar Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
18Hm! hm! hm! hm! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.11

Type: quintetVoice: Br T S S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno/Tamino/Three ladies
19Aure deh per pieta Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare
20Hier soll ich dich denn sehen Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Belmonte
21Wie stark ist nicht dein Zauberton Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.18

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Tamino
22Fuggi crudele fuggi Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.04-3

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Ottavio
23Se all impero Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.17

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tito
24La mia Dorabella Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.02

Type: trioVoice: T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Alfonso
25Zu hilfe zu hilfe! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.02

Type: quartetVoice: T S S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Tamino/Three ladies
26Alla 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
27Fra gli amplessi in pochi istanti Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.21

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiordiligi/Ferrando
28Tradito schernito Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.17

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando
29O Dieu Brahma Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 1.13

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Leïla
30Wie wie wie? Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.07

Type: quintetVoice: Br T S S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno/Tamino/Three ladies
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