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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
1Le ciel est bleu Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 1.12

Type: trio,choirVoice: B T SLanguage: French

Roles: Nourabad/Nadir/Leïla
2O 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
3Don Giovanni a cenar teco Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.20

Type: trioVoice: Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Leporello/Commendatore
4E 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
5Va 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
6Ah! c'est de ta douleur Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Nilakantha
7Gia la mensa e preparata Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.18

Type: recitativeVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Leporello
8Au milieu des chants d'allégresse Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Nilakantha
9A l'heure accoutumée Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz T BLanguage: French

Roles: Mallika/Hadji/Nilakantha
10Trois mois voici trois mois Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Charlotte
11Non sperar se non m'uccidi Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Giovanni/Leporello/Commendatore
12La rage me dévore Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B S TLanguage: French

Roles: Nilakantha/Lakmé/Gérald
13Sophie Albert toi de retour Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Sophie
14L'ultima prova dell'amor mio Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.19

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Giovanni/Leporello
15Il faut nous séparer Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
16Assez..assez Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Bailli
17Ah! qu'il est loin ce jour Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.07-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
18Venite pur avanti Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.28-3

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leporello/Giovanni/Anna/Elvira/Ottavio
19Leporello ove sei? Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Leporello
20Tra quest arbori celata Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.26

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Giovanni/Masetto
21La bas au fond du cimetiere Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 4.06-3

Type: recitativeVoice: T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Werther/Charlotte
22Werther est de retour Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Charlotte
23Lakmé c'est toi qui nous proteges Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: French

Roles: Nilakantha/Lakmé
24Bravo pour les enfants Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br BLanguage: French

Roles: Schmidt/Johann/Bailli
25Mais venez donc! Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Werther/Sophie/Charlotte
26Par les dieux inspirée Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: French

Roles: Nilakantha/Lakmé
27Mais vous ne savez rien Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.12-3

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
28Ah! ses yeux se ferment Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 4.06-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
29Arrivez donc Brühlmann Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.07

Type: recitativeVoice: B T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Bailli/Werther/Charlotte
30Fermati scellerato! Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.13

Type: recitativeVoice: S S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Zerlina/Giovanni
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