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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
1O 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
2Ecoute, ecoute, compagnon Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 3.02

Type: sextet,chorusVoice: Mz T Br T S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Carmen/José/Dancaïre/Remendado/Frasquita/Mercédès
3Oui 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
4Un 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
5Des femmes dans nos camps Popularity:

Opera: Grande Duchesse GerolsteinComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.01-4

Type: scene/recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: French

Roles: General Boum/Fritz
6Voici le val d'enfer Popularity:

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 3.01

Type: scene/chorusVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Ourrias
7Ah! qu'ai-je fait? Popularity:

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 3.03

Type: sceneVoice: Br BrLanguage: French

Roles: Ourrias/A ferryman
8Qu'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
9L'opéra voici l'opéra Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.16

Type: recitative,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Brétigny
10Amis 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
11Choisir et pourquoi Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.04

Type: recitative,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
12Voici les élégantes Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.07

Type: recitative,choirVoice: Br SLanguage: French

Roles: Brétigny/Manon
13Mais 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
14Et maintenant restez seul un instant Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.10-2

Type: recitative,choirVoice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Brétigny
15La Caravane Popularity:

Opera: Marouf savetier di CaireComposer: RabaudAct:

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Mârouf
16Hola he monsieur Hotelier Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br S Mz MzLanguage: French

Roles: Guillot/Brétigny/Poussette/Javotte/Rosette
17C'est parfait on ne peut dire Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: Br Br S TLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut/Brétigny/Manon/Chevalier
18Ah! parlez moi Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.17

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
19Partez on sonne Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
20Oui c'est Manon Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S BLanguage: French

Roles: Brétigny/Manon/Le Comte
21Mademoiselle est ma cousine Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut/Chevalier/Brétigny
22Faites vos jeux messieurs 1 Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 4.01

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
23Hors d'oeuvre de choix Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: B S Mz Mz T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Innkeeper/Poussette/Javotte/Rosette/Guillot/Brétigny
24Non sa vie a la mienne Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.18

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Lescaut/Guillot
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
26Sombres 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
27Si tu m'aimes, Carmen Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 3.13

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

Roles: Escamillo/Carmen
28C'est toi C'est moi Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 3.14

Type: duet,choirVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Carmen/José
29Je suis Escamillo Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 3.06

Type: duetVoice: B-Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Escamillo/José
30Je vais danser en votre honneur Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 2.07

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Carmen/José
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