Josť Erard

Erard was active in the 1910s, and not just a record tenor as one might be tempted to assume; he gave an aria and lieder concert at the New York Belasco theatre in 1912 that was reviewed in the New York Times.
Difficult to find where he is from as he is not mentioned in the list of graduates of the Paris Conservatory or Canadian databases.

V. Combarnous (L'histoire du Grand-Théâtre de Marseille, 1787-1919) lists a tenor Erard as part of the 1909/10 roster.

Josť Erard sings Rigoletto: Questa o quella, in English

Josť Erard sings Rigoletto: La donna è mobile, in English

Josť Erard sings Lucia di Lammermoor: Chi mi frena in tal momento
with Cesare Alessandroni, Madeleine Borschneck, Irma Wright-Heims, Giuseppe Peratori, and G. Rossano

Josť Erard singsRigoletto: Bella figlia dell' amore, with Cesare Alessandroni, Madeleine Borschneck and Mme. Wright-Heims
In RA Format

Discography (Most probably far from complete)

US Everlasting 4-min cylinders, USA 1909?
7001    La Boheme: Ah Mimi tu piu non torni with Cesare Alessandroni
33023   Lucia di Lammermoor. Chi mi frena in tal momento
        with Cesare Alessandroni, Madeleine Borschneck, Irma Wright-Heims,  Giuseppe Peratori, and G. Rossano
33024   Rigoletto (Verdi): Bella figlia dell' amore 33024
        with Cesare Alessandroni, Madeleine Borschneck and  Mme.  Wright-Heims
35025   Carmen: Je suis Escamillo with Cesare Alessandroni

Columbia (November 4/20 1911)
19653-1-2  Rigoletto: Questa o quella               Unpublished
19653-3-4  Rigoletto: Questa o quella               A-1119                 
19654-1-1  Rigoletto: La donna e mobile             A-1119              

Victor New York 10/24/1911 			
?          Test?
I wish to thank Christian Torrent for the recordings (Rigoletto: Questa, la donna) and pictures.
I wish to thank Robert Schlesinger for the recording (Rigoletto, quatuor) and notes.

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