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
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|| Lucia di Lammermoor: Chi mi frena in tal momento
| with Cesare Alessandroni, Madeleine Borschneck, Irma Wright-Heims, Giuseppe Peratori, and G. Rossano
In RA Format
| Josť Erard sings||Rigoletto: Bella figlia dell' amore, with Cesare Alessandroni, Madeleine Borschneck and Mme. Wright-Heims
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19653-1-2 Rigoletto: Questa o quella Unpublished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
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.