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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
61Guarda un po come seppe Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.23

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Masetto/Giovanni/Zerlina
62Sombres 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
63Chi e la? Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.06-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Leporello/Elvira
64Masetto senti un po Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.21

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Masetto
65Cara non dubitar Popularity:

Opera: Matrimonio Segreto, IlComposer: CimarosaAct: 1.02

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carolina/Paolino
66Calmatevi idol mio! Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.16

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottavio/Anna
67Tendre amour Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo ed EuridiceComposer: GluckAct: 3

Type: trioVoice: S T/Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amore/Orfeo/Euridice
68D'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
69Ferma perfido ferma Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.11-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Masetto/Zerlina
70Ah! 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
71Soumis au silence Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo ed EuridiceComposer: GluckAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orfeo
72Ah! dessa e la Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.13

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Oscar
73Dans la foret près de nous Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.12-3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé
74Qu'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
75Il 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
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