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Pierre-Marius Jourdan by Petit

Pierre-Marius Jourdan by Petit
Pierre-Marius Jourdan (1823-1879); French tenor.
In 1846 he made his debut at the Opéra-Comique in Grétry’s “Zemire et Azor”. His engagement at the Opéra-Comique lasted until 1860. Here he performed at several premières: in Halévy’s “Le Val d’Andorre” (1848) and "La fée aux roses" (1849), in Adam’s “Le Farfadet” (1852), in Meyerbeer’s “L’Étoile du Nord” (1854), in “La Cour de Célimène” (1855) by Ambroise Thomas and in Auber’s “Manon Lescaut” (1856). From 1860/69 he was engaged at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels where in 1865 he sang at the première of Eduard Lassen’s “Le Captif”. From 1869/70 he was engaged at the Théâtre Athénée in Paris, from 1870/71 at the Opéra in Antwerp and from 1871/73 again in Brussels at the “”La Monnaie”. After 1873 he was in Holland at the French Opéra in The Hague. In 1871 he made guest appearances at Covent Garden in “Hamlet” and “L’Étoile du Nord”.
In 1854 at the première of Berlioz's oratorio “L'enfance du Christ” he performed the role of the Récitant (the narrator).

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