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Pierrette Alarie

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: Canadian
Year of Birth: 1921
Year of Death: 2011

About Pierrette Alarie:

Pierrette Alarie, CC CQ (November 9, 1921 – July 10, 2011) was a French Canadian coloratura soprano. She was married to the French-Canadian tenor Léopold Simoneau.

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Alarie was the daughter of a choirmaster, assistant conductor of the Société Canadienne d'opérettes, and of a soprano and actress. She studied voice and acting early and performed on radio from the age of 9, first as an actress and later as a singer of popular music. While studying voice with Victor Issaurel, she made her debut in 1938 at Les Variétés lyriques in the operetta The White Horse Inn. She also sang Marie in La fille du régiment and the lead role in Mireille. On a scholarship she went to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia to complete her studies with Elisabeth Schumann.

Alarie won the Metropolitan Opera Auditions of the Air and made her Metropolitan Opera debut on December 8, 1945, as Oscar in Un ballo in maschera under Bruno Walter. She spent three seasons at the Met singing Olympia Les contes d'Hoffmann, Blondchen Die Entführung aus dem Serail, etc.

She married French Canadian tenor Léopold Simoneau in 1946. The two had met in Montréal in the early 1940s. The couple left for France in 1949 where she made her debut at the Opéra Comique in Paris. She sang the lead role in operas such as Les pêcheurs de perles, Lakmé, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Lucia di Lammermoor, and Rigoletto. As a team Alarie and Simoneau gained celebrity in Europe and were invited to all the major festivals, Aix-en-Provence, Salzburg, Glyndebourne, Edinburgh, as well as major opera houses such as Vienna and Munich.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Heureux petit berger Popularity:

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Mireille
2Ah! perche qui fuggite Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.17-2

Type: trioVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amelia/Riccardo/Renato
3Saper vorreste di che si veste Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.15

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oscar
4Ah! dessa e la Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.13

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Oscar
5Il se fait tard adieu Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.10-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Faust/Marguerite
6Ah! di che fulgor che musiche Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.10

Type: quintetVoice: S Br S B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oscar/Renato/Amelia/Samuel/Tom
7Obeissons quand leur voix appelle Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
8Il messagio entri Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09

Type: quintetVoice: S Br S B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oscar/Renato/Amelia/Samuel/Tom
9Ce 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
10Tu m'as donné le plus doux rêve Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 3.07-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Gérald
11D'una grazia vi supplico Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07

Type: quartetVoice: Br B B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Renato/Samuel/Tom/Amelia
12Welch ein Geschick Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 3.07

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Belmonte/Konstanze
13O 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
14Parigi o cara Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
15Sombres 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
16Siam soli Udite Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05

Type: trioVoice: Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Renato/Samuel/Tom
17Entends 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
18Je fremis je chancelle Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 3.03

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Leïla/Zurga
19Qu'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
20Tendre amour Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo ed EuridiceComposer: GluckAct: 3

Type: trioVoice: S T/Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amore/Orfeo/Euridice
21C'est une chanson d'amour Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Antonia
22L'amour triomphe Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo ed EuridiceComposer: GluckAct: 3

Type: trioVoice: T/Mz S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orfeo/Euridice/Amore
23Fra gli amplessi in pochi istanti Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.21

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiordiligi/Ferrando
24L'ultima prova dell'amor mio Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.19

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Giovanni/Leporello
25Calmatevi idol mio! Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.16

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottavio/Anna
26Dans la foret près de nous Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.12-3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé
27Lakmé Lakmé c'est toi Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.12-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Gérald/Lakmé
28Ferma perfido ferma Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.11-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Masetto/Zerlina
29Welche Wonne welche Lust Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Blonde
30Dunque quello sei tu Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Elvira/Ottavio/Masetto
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