Aimé Doniat

Aimé Doniat sings Quand tu chantes bercée
In RA Format

Aimé Doniat sings L'heure exquise
In RA Format
Aimé Doniat. Almost nothing seems to be known about this totally forgotten singer. He was born in Algeria in 1918, and he already sang professionally before eventually studying voice. Where, when, and what - questions still to be answered. Anyway, he was a pillar of the French radio after World War II, and an Offenbach expert. He normally sang operetta and French light songs, with utmost stylistic wisdom. In some ways, he was a successor to Tino Rossi - his voice doesn't seem to have been much larger than Rossi's, and he boasted the same musical refinement as an interpreter. As far as opera, there are two Contes d'Hoffmann recordings in which he sang the servants, and in one of the two also Spalanzani and Nathanael. Here are the covers of some of his LPs, one of them with his picture.
I wish to thank Robert Schlesinger for the recordings and notes.

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