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Michel Dens

Singer details:

Voice: Baritone
Nationality: French
Year of Birth: 1911
Year of Death: 2000

About Michel Dens:

Michel Dens (22 June 1911 in Roubaix – 19 December 2000 in Paris) was a French baritone, particularly associated with the French repertory, both opera and operetta.

Born Maurice Marcel, the son of a journalist, he studied at the Academy of Music in Roubaix. He made his debut at the Opéra de Lille, as Wagner in Gounod's Faust, in 1934, and remained there as a member until 1936. Thereafter he sang at the Opera Houses of Bordeaux, Grenoble, Toulouse and Marseille. In 1943, he was heard at the Monte Carlo Opera as Escamillo, Valentin, and the Count in Le nozze di Figaro.

After the Second World War, he began a very successful career at the Opéra-Comique and the Palais Garnier in Paris. His roles at the Opéra-Comique included; Figaro, Lescaut, Zurga, Frédéric, Ourrias, Dapertutto, Alfio, Marcello, Scarpia, et al., he took part there in the creation of Emmanuel Bondeville's Madame Bovary, on 1 June 1951.

His debut role at the Opéra in 1947 was in the title role of Rigoletto, he also sang there as Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Hérode in Hérodiade, Athanaël in Thais, et al. He appeared with success at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and at most of the great Opera Houses of France.

He also appeared in Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, and North Africa.

He enjoyed a remarkably long and successful career, singing in opera as late as 1979, and also attaining magnificent success in French and Viennese operettas, notably in Lehár's The Land of Smiles and The Merry Widow. He also sang in works by Louis Varney, Robert Planquette, Charles Lecocq, André Messager, and others. As late as 1992, he gave concerts in Paris and Marseille. He was made a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Votre toast (Toreador Song) Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 2.04

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Escamillo
2Voici les élégantes Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.07

Type: recitative,choirVoice: Br SLanguage: French

Roles: Brétigny/Manon
3Voici le val d'enfer Popularity:

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 3.01

Type: scene/chorusVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Ourrias
4Vivat! vivat le Torero Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 2.03

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Zuniga
5Un mot s'il vous plait Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 4.07

Type: septetVoice: T S Mz T Mz Br SLanguage: French

Roles: Guillot/Poussette/Javotte/Chevalier/Rosette/Lescaut/Manon
6Toi! Vous! Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.26

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
7Sur la place Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 1.02

Type: aria,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Moralès
8Sombres divinites Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 3.06

Type: quartetVoice: S T Br BLanguage: French

Roles: Leïla/Nadir/Zurga/Nourabad
9Si tu m'aimes, Carmen Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 3.13

Type: duet,choirVoice: B-Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Escamillo/Carmen
10Si les filles d'Arles sont reines Popularity:

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Ourrias
11Seule 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
12Scintille diamant Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Dapertutto
13Salomé demande au prisonnier Popularity:

Opera: HérodiadeComposer: MassenetAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Hérode
14Regardez moi bien dans les yeux Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
15Que vois je? Popularity:

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

Type: Voice: Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Zurga/Nadir
16Qu'ai je vu? Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 3.02

Type: recitative,duetVoice: Br SLanguage: French

Roles: Zurga/Leïla
17Promesse de mon avenir Popularity:

Opera: Roi de Lahore, LeComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Scindia
18Plaisir d'amour Popularity:

Opera: Tedesco, IlComposer: MartiniAct:

Type: Voice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles:
19Partez on sonne Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
20Parle-moi de ma mere Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 1.09

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: José/Micaëla
21Oui je viens t'arracher a la honte Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 4.11

Type: septetVoice: B S T S Mz Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Le Comte/Manon/Chevalier/Poussette/Javotte/Rosette/Guillot
22Oui c'est Manon Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S BLanguage: French

Roles: Brétigny/Manon/Le Comte
23O Nadir tendre ami de mon jeune age Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 3.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Zurga
24O 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
25Nous avons en tete une affaire Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 2.05

Type: quintetVoice: Br Mz S T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Dancaïre/Mercédès/Frasquita/Remendado/Carmen
26Non vivrons a Paris tous les deux Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.19

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
27Non sa vie a la mienne Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.18

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Lescaut/Guillot
28Mon coeur est plein d'un noir souci Popularity:

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles:
29Manon sphinx étonnant Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 4.06

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Chevalier/Manon
30Mais qui vient la Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 1.03-2

Type: recitative,choirVoice: T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Nadir/Zurga
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