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Mady Mesplé

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Voice: Soprano
Nationality: French
Year of Birth: 1931

About Mady Mesplé:

Mady Mesplé (born 7 March 1931) is a French opera singer, the leading high coloratura soprano of her generation in France, sometimes heralded as the successor to Mado Robin.

Mady Mesplé was born in Toulouse, France, and studied piano and voice at the music conservatory of her native city, graduating with a gold medal. She played the piano in a local ballroom orchestra for a while, and later left for Paris for complementary voice lessons with French soprano Janine Micheau.

Mesplé made her professional debut in Liège in January 1953, as Lakmé, a role with which she remained closely associated throughout her career, singing it an estimated 145 times. Lakmé was also her debut role at La Monnaie in Brussels in 1954. She quickly established herself in the standard lyric and coloratura roles of the French repertoire, such as Olympia in Les contes d'Hoffmann, Philline in Mignon, Leila in Les pêcheurs de perles, Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, Ophélie in Hamlet, Dinorah, Manon, Sophie in Werther, etc.

She made her debut at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in 1956, as Zémire in Grétry's Zémire et Azor. The same year saw her debut at the Opéra-Comique as Lakmé. Her Palais Garnier debut took place in 1958, as Constance in Francis Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites. Full consecration came at that opera house, in 1960, when she took over from Joan Sutherland in a new production of Lucia di Lammermoor. Other Italian roles included Amina in La Sonnambula, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Norina in Don Pasquale and Gilda in Rigoletto. She also sang a few German roles with success, notably the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, and a much-acclaimed Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos in Aix-en-Provence in 1966.

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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
2Belle nuit (Barcarolle) Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Giulietta/Nicklausse
3Les oiseaux dans la charmille (Doll Song) Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Olympia
4Ou va la jeune hindoue (Bell Song) Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé
5Ah! non credea mirarti Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina
6Viens Mallika Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.05-1

Type: recitative,duetVoice: S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Mallika
7Il dolce suono Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucia
8Salut a la France Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marie
9Bester Jüngling Popularity:

Opera: SchauspieldirektorComposer: MozartAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Silberklang
10Di piacer mi balza il cor Popularity:

Opera: Gazza ladra, LaComposer: RossiniAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
11A vos jeux mes amis Popularity:

Opera: HamletComposer: ThomasAct:

Type: Voice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles:
12Svegliatevi nel core Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sesto
13Je suis Titania la blonde Popularity:

Opera: MignonComposer: ThomasAct: 2

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Philine
14Va laisse couler mes larmes Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte
15Ich bin die erste Sängerin Popularity:

Opera: SchauspieldirektorComposer: MozartAct: 1.07

Type: trioVoice: S S TLanguage: German

Roles: Madame Herz/Silberklang/Vogelsang
16Obeissons quand leur voix appelle Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
17Werther qui m'aurait dit la place Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte
18Il faut nous séparer Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
19C'est le Dieu de la jeunesse Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.13-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Gérald
20Sous le ciel tout etoile Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé
21Comme autrefois dans la nuit sombre Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 2.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Leïla
22Tu m'as donné le plus doux rêve Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 3.07-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Gérald
23Du gai soleil plein de flamme Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Sophie
24Lakmé Lakmé c'est toi Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.12-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Gérald/Lakmé
25Bel piacere Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Almirena
26Les larmes qu'on ne pleure pas Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Sophie
27Pour notre amour Popularity:

Opera: Guillaume TellComposer: RossiniAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Mathilde
28Les fleurs me paraissent plus belles Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.11-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé
29Beaute divine enchanteresse Popularity:

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Raoul/Valentine
30Da schlägt die Abschiedsstunde Popularity:

Opera: SchauspieldirektorComposer: MozartAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Madame Herz
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