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Roger Soyer

Singer details:

Voice: Bass-baritone
Nationality: French
Year of Birth: 1939

About Roger Soyer:

Roger Soyer (born 1 September 1939) is a French operatic bass-baritone, particularly associated with the French repertory and with Mozart.

Soyer was born in Paris, and first studied privately with G. Daum, before entering the Conservatoire de Paris at the age of 19. There he was a pupil of Georges Jouatte and Louis Musy. He made his professional debut at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in 1962, creating the role of Mac Creag in Gilbert Bécaud's opera L'opéra d'Aran.

He sang on French Radio in 1964, in Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie, and made his debut at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in 1965, as Pluton in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo. The same year he made his debut at the Opéra-Comique, as Colline, in La Bohème, and at the Palais Garnier, as Mephisto in Gounod's Faust.

On the international scene, he appeared at the Wexford Festival in La jolie fille de Perth, and at the Edinburgh Festival as Don Giovanni, a role he became closely associated with, singing it at Aix-en-Provence, Munich, Vienna, Florence, Chicago, New York.

Other notable roles include; Ferrando in Il trovatore, Procida in Les vêpres siciliennes, Titurel in Parsifal, Rangoni in Boris Godunov, Pope Clement in Benvenuto Cellini, etc.

Soyer has a beautiful and smoothly produced voice. His numerous recordings (operatic and otherwise) include performances of the following four French operas: Lakmé, opposite Mady Mesplé and Charles Burles, under Alain Lombard; Werther, opposite Victoria de los Angeles and Nicolai Gedda, under Georges Prêtre; Benvenuto Cellini, opposite Gedda and Robert Massard, under Sir Colin Davis; and Les Troyens, opposite Jon Vickers and Josephine Veasey, also under Sir Colin Davis.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1La bas au fond du cimetiere Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 4.06-3

Type: recitativeVoice: T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Werther/Charlotte
2Ah! ses yeux se ferment Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 4.06-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
3Ella giammai m'amò Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles:
4Giunge il Conte Popularity:

Opera: Maria StuardaComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.17

Type: quartetVoice: B S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giorgio Talbot/Maria/Roberto/Cecil
5Werther est de retour Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Charlotte
6C'est lui c'est lui Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 3.08

Type: Voice: B S TLanguage: French

Roles: Nilakantha/Lakmé/Gérald
7Tu m'as donné le plus doux rêve Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 3.07-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Gérald
8O 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
9Sombres 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
10Entends 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
11Devant la maison de celui qui t'adore Popularity:

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès
12Merci doux crepuscule Popularity:

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Faust
13Don Giovanni a cenar teco Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.20

Type: trioVoice: Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Leporello/Commendatore
14L'ultima prova dell'amor mio Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.19

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Giovanni/Leporello
15Gia la mensa e preparata Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.18

Type: recitativeVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Leporello
16O statua gentilissima Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.15

Type: duetVoice: B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leporello/Giovanni
17Va preparati furente Popularity:

Opera: Maria StuardaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.11

Type: sextetVoice: S Br Mz B S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabetta/Cecil/Anna/Giorgio Talbot/Maria/Roberto
18Morta al mondo e morta Popularity:

Opera: Maria StuardaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.10

Type: quartetVoice: S Br S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maria/Cecil/Elisabetta/Roberto
19Au milieu des chants d'allégresse Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Nilakantha
20La rage me dévore Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B S TLanguage: French

Roles: Nilakantha/Lakmé/Gérald
21Mais venez donc! Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Werther/Sophie/Charlotte
22Deh l'accogli Popularity:

Opera: Maria StuardaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.09

Type: quartetVoice: T S B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Roberto/Elisabetta/Giorgio Talbot/Maria
23Par les dieux inspirée Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: French

Roles: Nilakantha/Lakmé
24E sempre la stessa Popularity:

Opera: Maria StuardaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.08

Type: sextetVoice: S S B Mz T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabetta/Maria/Giorgio Talbot/Anna/Roberto/Cecil
25Ah! qu'il est loin ce jour Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.07-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
26Ah! c'est de ta douleur Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Nilakantha
27Lakmé ton doux regard se voile Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.06-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Nilakantha
28C'est un pauvre qui mendie Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.06-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Nilakantha
29Ai je dit vrai Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
30Meta di voi qua vadano Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.05-3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni
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