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Robert Massard

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Voice: Baritone
Nationality: French
Year of Birth: 1925

About Robert Massard:

Robert Massard (born August 15, 1925) is a French baritone, primarily associated with the French repertory. He is one of a number of outstanding French opera singers of the postwar era.

Massard was born in Pau, France, and was mainly self-taught. After singing in his native province, Massard made his professional debut at the Paris Opera in 1952, as the High Priest in Samson et Dalila, shorthly followed by Valentin in Faust. The same year, he also made his debut at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, as Thoas in Iphigénie en Tauride. His career rapidly took an international dimension with debuts in 1955, at La Scala and the Glyndebourne Festival, both as Ramiro in L'heure espagnole. Oreste in Iphigénie en Tauride was his debut role at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Royal Opera House in London, and the Edinburgh Festival. Massard also appeared in North and South America, notably at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. Henceforth considered one of the best French baritone of his generation, he was internationally acclaimed as Valentin in Faust, Escamillo in Carmen, Fieramosca in Benvenuto Cellini, and Golaud in Pelléas et Mélisande.

Massard also enjoyed considerable success in the Italian repertory, singing Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, notably at the Paris Opera in 1960, opposite Joan Sutherland, and Riccardo in I puritani in London in 1961, again with Sutherland. He also appeared as Rigoletto and Germont in La traviata. Massard also sang in contemporary works, such as Le Roi David and L'école des maris by Emmanuel Bondeville, and Médée by Darius Milhaud.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Le jour va luire Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 5.04

Type: trioVoice: S B-Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite/Méphistophélès/Faust
2Que voulez vous messieurs ? Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.09

Type: trioVoice: T B-Br BrLanguage: French

Roles: Faust/Méphistophélès/Valentin
3En proie a la tristesse Popularity:

Opera: Comte OryComposer: RossiniAct: 1

Type: trioVoice: Mz S TLanguage: French

Roles: Isolier/Adèle/Count Ory
4A la faveur Popularity:

Opera: Comte OryComposer: RossiniAct: 2

Type: trioVoice: T S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Count Ory/Adèle/Isolier
5Ecoute, 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
6Voici le val d'enfer Popularity:

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 3.01

Type: scene/chorusVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Ourrias
7Sauve-toi, sotte! Popularity:

Opera: Enfant et SortilegesComposer: RavelAct: 1.18

Type: scene,duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: L'écureuil/La rainette
8Monsieur! ah! monsieur! Popularity:

Opera: Heure Espagnolle, LeComposer: RavelAct: 1.11

Type: sceneVoice: Mz BrLanguage: French

Roles: Concepción/Ramiro
9C'est fait! Popularity:

Opera: Heure Espagnolle, LeComposer: RavelAct: 1.05

Type: sceneVoice: Br Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Ramiro/Concepción/Gonzalve
10Ah! qu'ai-je fait? Popularity:

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 3.03

Type: sceneVoice: Br BrLanguage: French

Roles: Ourrias/A ferryman
11ll n'est, pour l'horloger Popularity:

Opera: Heure Espagnolle, LeComposer: RavelAct: 1.20

Type: sceneVoice: T B TLanguage: French

Roles: Torquemada/Don Iñigo Gomez/Gonzalve
12Maintenant, pas de temps à perdre Popularity:

Opera: Heure Espagnolle, LeComposer: RavelAct: 1.06

Type: sceneVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Concepción/Gonzalve
13Ah! quelle joie de te retrouver Popularity:

Opera: Enfant et SortilegesComposer: RavelAct: 1.14

Type: sceneVoice: Mz BLanguage: French

Roles: L'enfant/L'arbre
14Ah Mireille Popularity:

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 3.02-3

Type: sceneVoice: T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Vincent/Taven
15C'est bien je suis content Popularity:

Opera: Comte OryComposer: RossiniAct: 1.06-2

Type: recitative/ensembleVoice: Mz T S Br BrLanguage: French

Roles: Isolier/Count Ory/Adèle/Tutor/Raimbaud
16Voici l'ordre, partez Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 1.13

Type: recitative,finaleVoice: B MzLanguage: French

Roles: Zuniga/Carmen
17Qu'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
18Vin ou bière Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.01

Type: recitative,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Wagner
19Cet ermite ma belle enfant Popularity:

Opera: Comte OryComposer: RossiniAct: 1.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Tutor/Alice/Isolier/Count Ory
20Alerte alerte le voila Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br T SLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Faust/Marguerite
21Ò ciel quel est ce bruit Popularity:

Opera: Comte OryComposer: RossiniAct: 2.06-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T Mz SLanguage: French

Roles: Count Ory/Isolier/Adèle
22Della vendetta alfin giunge Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.07

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Sparafucile/Gilda
23Qu'attendez vous encore Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.07

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Faust
24N'achevez pas! Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.07-4

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
25Rien...en vain j'interroge Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 1.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Faust
26Ainsi que la brise légère Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br T Mz/SLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Faust/Siébel
27Elle revient, silence Popularity:

Opera: Comte OryComposer: RossiniAct: 2.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T S Mz MzLanguage: French

Roles: Count Ory/Adèle/Ragonde/Isolier
28Eh mais quelle triste observance Popularity:

Opera: Comte OryComposer: RossiniAct: 2.03-4

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Tutor/Count Ory/Raimbaud
29Oui c'est moi je reviens Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
30Vois ma misere helas Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct: 3

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Samson
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