Emmanuel Lafarge

July 8, 1862 Paris - ?

After study at the Paris Conservatory, Lafarge made his debut in 1889 at the Opera in Rouen.

Rouen
Season 1889/90
Les pêcheurs de perles on December 17, 1889 with Mondaud, Ferran, Panseron
Samson et Dalila on March 3, 1890 (French Premiere) with Mondaud, Ferran, Bossy (total 17)
Le Vénitien (by Albert Cahen) on April 14, 1890 with Mondaud, Vérin, Dolleon, Schmidt, Fouquet, Bossy, Dupont (total 8)
La coupe et les Lèvres (by Ernest d'Hervilly) on May 3, 1890 with Dolleon, Ferran, Panseron, Fouquet

La Monnaie
Season 1890/1: The other tenors were Dpeyron, Delmas, Isouar, Fromant, Stéphane, Gillon. On January 12, 1891 he sang Siegfried with Bouvet, Isouard, Badiali, Verin, Mlle Langlois, Mlle Morelli, Mlle Carrère, servai for a total of 12 performances.
Season 1891/2 : The other tenors were Dupeyron, Leprestre, Isouar, st&eacue;phane, Barbary-Gillon./

During 1892, he toured the USA with Mauge Management Company. The company included: Messrs. Raynaud, Gluck, Contellier, Chauvrau, Dethurens, Malzac, Hourdin, Darval and Mmes. Schwyer-Lematte, Jau Boyer, Monnier, Bondues, Lita, Nazat, Urbain, Lea, Santi.

He also sang in Lyon.

Holland
's-Gravenhage, Koninklijke Schouwburg, Samson et Dalila on December 8, 1894 (Sharing with Renault (who sang the premiere)/Selrack) with Chais, Faber, Talazac, De Bock, Azéma, Augier-Diany, Elvéda Boyer and Jospeh Mertens

During the 1894-95 season, he sang at La Scala Sigurd and Samson et Dalila.

Sigurd, on December 26, 1894 with Adini, Dassi, Lorrain, Lublovska, Riera, Vallier for a total of 7 perfomances,
Pompeo Cambiasi describes the performances as Buono.
Samson et Dalila, on January 17, 1895 with Lorrain, Riera, Vidal for a total of 15 performances
Pompeo Cambiasi describes the performances as Buonissimo.

On July 31, 1896, he made at the Opéra as Siegmund, then he sang Samson.

He had a successful career in the French province, mainly in the Wagnerian repertoire (Tristan, Siegfried).
Reference: Kutsch & Riemens

Emmanuel Lafarge sings Sigurd: Esprits gardiens
In RA Format

Emmanuel Lafarge sings Robert le diable: O fortune, à ton caprice
In RA Format
Discography
Lioret Cylinders, 1896-01
Joseph: Vainement Pharaon ... Champs paternels
La Juive: Rachel quand du Seigneur ( 2 versions)
Robert le Diable: O fortune, à ton caprice
Lakmé: Grand Air
Le Trouvère: Dieu que ma voix implore
Roméo et Juliette: Ange adorable with Mademoiselle Defodan
Aïda: O céleste Aïda
Lohengrin: O mon cher cygne
Siegfried: Nothung! Nothung!
Stances

Berliner, 1900
1128G      Sigurd: La vièrge au pâle sourire                     32875
1129G      Guido et Guiédra: Quand renaître la pâle aurore       32878
1130G      Pour mon pays                                         32873
1131G      Cavalleria Rusticana: Sicilienne                      32876
1132G      Hérodiade: Ne pouvant réprimer                        32877
1187G      Roland à Ronceveaux: Superbes Pyrenées                32740
1188G      Si j'étais jardinier des cieux                        32739
1189G      La Patrie: Air                                        32738
1190G      Le rêve                                               32874
1191G      Le Pré aux Clercs: O ma tender amie                   32736
1192G      La Coupe et les Lèvres: Fatigué de la route           32737
1263G      Lohengrin: L'entrée du cygne                          32869
1264G      Dormir et rêver                                       32868
1265G      Le Cid: O noble lame                                  32944
1266G      La sérénité                                           32870
1267G      Dormi pure                                            32943
1268G      La sérénade du passant                                32942
I wish to thank Richard J Venezia for the recording (Sigurd).
I like to thank Christian Torrent for the picture of Lafarge

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