André Laroze

January 23, 1912 Dijon- 2002

Picture of André Laroze
Picture of André Laroze
Picture of André Laroze
He first learned to be a butcher before sudying singing at the Conservatory in Dijon graduating in 1938.

His career was delayed during the second world war and during the 1945-6 season, he made his debut in Dijon in operetta.

In 1946, he was hired by the Marseille Opera, then 1948 he sang in Liège followed by guest appearances in the French province before joining the Opéra-Comique in 1951 as Nadir, staying there until 1959.

During 1952-1955, he sang at the Opéra. He made guest appearances in Monte-Carlo in 1949 in Mireille & Thaïs; in 1952 in Le Roi d'Ys and in 1953 in Roméo et Juliette.

In 1950, he possibly sang at La Monnaie.

His repertory included: José, Gérald, des Grieux, Faust, Vincent, Julien, Duca, Pinkerton, Rodolfo, Cavradossi, ...

After surgery, he had to give up his career.

He recorded for Philip (Louise) and for Pleïade.
Reference: Kutsch & Riemens

Gand, Opéra
Season 1949/50
Season 1950/51
During those two seasons, he sang in Rigoletto, Manon, Lakmé, Faust, La Bohème, Carmen, La Traviata, Roméo et Juliette, ...

Les Pêcheurs de perles on Mai 27, 1951
Sang Carmen (don José), Lakmé (Gérald), Madame Butterfly (Pinkerton), Manon (des Grieux), Mireille (Vincent), la Bohème (Rodolphe) and la Tosca (Mario Cavaradossi).

Le roi d'Ys on March 8, 1952
Rigoletto 1952
Faust 1955

André Laroze singsManon: En fermant les yeux

André Laroze singsManon: Ah! Fuyez douce image

André Laroze singsManon: N'est-ce plus ma main, with Geori Boué

André Laroze singsManon: Final, with Geori Boué

André Laroze singsWerther: Invocation
In RA Format
I wish to thank Georges Voisin for the recording (Werther).
I want to thanks Claude Ribou for the picture (left).
I want to thanks Georges Cardol for the pictures (right and bottom).

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