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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
1Demeure parmi nous Nadir Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 1.04

Type: Voice: Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Zurga/Nadir
2Que vois je? Popularity:

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

Type: Voice: Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Zurga/Nadir
3Amis interrompez vos danses Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 1.03-1

Type: recitative,choirVoice: Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Zurga/Nadir
4Ce sont eux les voici Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 3.08

Type: Voice: Br S B TLanguage: French

Roles: Zurga/Leïla/Nourabad/Nadir
5O 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
6Qu'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
7Seule 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
8O 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
9Vivat! vivat le Torero Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 2.03

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Zuniga
10Avant de quitter ces lieux Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Valentin
11Promesse de mon avenir Popularity:

Opera: Roi de Lahore, LeComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Scindia
12Eri tu che macchiavi quell'anima Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.04

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Renato
13Voici le val d'enfer Popularity:

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 3.01

Type: scene/chorusVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Ourrias
14Ah! qu'ai-je fait? Popularity:

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 3.03

Type: sceneVoice: Br BrLanguage: French

Roles: Ourrias/A ferryman
15Si les filles d'Arles sont reines Popularity:

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Ourrias
16Entends au loin Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 3.04

Type: Voice: B S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Nourabad/Leïla/Zurga
17Lakmé ton doux regard se voile Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.06-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Nilakantha
18Mais 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
19Sur la place Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 1.02

Type: aria,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Moralès
20L'opéra voici l'opéra Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.16

Type: recitative,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Brétigny
21Voici les élégantes Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.07

Type: recitative,choirVoice: Br SLanguage: French

Roles: Brétigny/Manon
22Oui c'est Manon Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S BLanguage: French

Roles: Brétigny/Manon/Le Comte
23Mab la reine des mensonges Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Mercutio
24Maintenant chantons..devant la maison Popularity:

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès
25Devant la maison de celui qui t'adore Popularity:

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès
26La Caravane Popularity:

Opera: Marouf savetier di CaireComposer: RabaudAct:

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Mârouf
27Et maintenant restez seul un instant Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.10-2

Type: recitative,choirVoice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Brétigny
28Non sa vie a la mienne Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.18

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Lescaut/Guillot
29Il vous parlait Manon Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.11

Type: Voice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Lescaut
30Ah! parlez moi Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.17

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
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