Jean de Reszke

Picture of Jean de Reszke as Siegfried

Picture of Jean & Edouard de Reszke's Faust program

Picture of John McCormack with Jean de Reszke
Jean de Reszke with John McCormack

Picture of de Reszke's cigarettes
Jean de Reszke with Edouard who wrote the text to Tolamina, a close friend

Picture of de Reszke's cigarettes
de Reszke's cigarettes

Picture of Jean de Reszke
I would like to thank Derek Walsh for the picture with McCormack.
I wish to thank Tom Silverbörg for the picture (Cigarettes).
I wish to thank Lynn Samohel for the picture (Siegfried).
Jean de Reszke sings
O paradis
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Jean de Reszke singsThe High C in Faust
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According to a french radio program, this high C of Faust is taken from a cylinder found in Bayreuth at Wagners' estate. A small portion of the radio program is with the recording. The two presenters are confusing the Fonotipia recordings and this supposed cylinder of de Reszke.

I wish to thank Eduardo Gabarra for having provided a clean up version of the IRCC recording of the Mapleson cylinder.
I wish to thank Georges Voisin for the High C recording.


La Favorita (Alphonse)-Venezia, Fenice, 15 January 1874
Faust (Valentin)-London, Drury lane, 27 April 1874
Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni)-London, Drury lane, 20 July 1874
Il Talismano (Richard)-Dublin, Royal, 23 September 1874
Le Nozze di Figaro (Almaviva)- London, Drury lane, 22 April 1875
Les Huguenots (Nevers)London, Drury Lane, 6 May 1875
La Forza del Destino (Fra Melitone)-Paris, Italien, 31 October 1876
Poliuto (Severo)- Paris, Italien, 5 December 1876
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)-Paris, Italien, 19 December 1876
La Traviata (Germont)-Paris, Italien, 10 March 1877
Robert le Diable (Robert)-Madrid, Real, 11 November 1879
Hérodiade- Paris, Italien, 1 February 1884
Le Cid-Paris, Opera, 30 November 1885
L’Africaine-Paris, Opera, 3 December 1886
Aida-Paris, Opera, 6 March 1887
Le Prophète-Paris, Opera, 23 May 1887
Lohengrin-London, Drury Lane, 22 June1887
Faust-London, Drury Lane, 25 June 1887
Les Huguenots-London, Drury Lane, 11 July 1887
Don Giovanni (Ottavio)- Paris, Opera, 26 October 1887
La Dame de Monsoreau-Paris, Opera, 30 Jan 1888
Un Ballo in Maschera-London, Covent Garden, 3 July 1888
Roméo et Juliette-Paris, Opera, 28 November 1888
Die Meistersinger-London, Covent Garden, 13 July 1889
Esmeralda-London-Covent Garden, 12 July 1890
Carmen-London, Covent Garden, 28 July 1890
Otello-London, Covent Garden, 15 July 1891
Elaine-London, Covent Garden, 5 July 1892
La Damnation de Faust-Monte Carlo, Garnier, 18 February 1893
Werther-Chicago, Auditorium, 29 March 1894
Manon-New York, Metropolitan, 16 January 1895
Tristan und Isolde-New York, Metropolitan, 2 November 1895
Siegfried-New York, Metropolitan, 30 December 1896
Die Götterdämmerung-New York, 24 Jnuary 1899
Pagliacci-Paris, Opera, 14 December 1902
Reference: Clara Leiser Jean de Reszke and the great days of Opera, Gerald Howe Ltd., London, 1933.
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