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Fernand Francell

Fernand Francell
as Frederic Bernier in 'Solange" by Salvayer CREATOR Opera Comique 10/3/1909

(Paris, 1880 – Paris, February 20, 1966).
French Tenor

He studied singing at the Paris Conservatoire. He made his debut in 11/9/1906 at the Opéra-Comique in Paris as Vincent in ‘’Mireille’’ of Gounod. In 1908 he sang at the Théâtre Gaîté Lyrique in Paris as Wilhelm Meister in ‘’Mignon’’ . He had a long career at the Opéra-Comique, where he appeared in a large number of premieres.In 1914 he appeared as Paco in the première of ‘’La vida breve’’ of de Falla; also in the premieres of the operas ‘’Le Bonhomme Jadis’’ Jacques-Dalcroze 1906, ‘’Fortunio’’ Messager 1907, ‘’La Habanéra’’ Raoul Laparra 1908, ‘’Chiquito’’ 1909 and ‘’La Danseuse de Pompéi’’ 1912 of Jean Nouguès, ‘’Le Mariage de Télémaque’’ Claude Terrasse 1910, ‘’Le voile du Bonheur’’ Charles Pons 1911 , ‘’Francesca da Rimini’’ of Franco Leoni . 1913. Performed mainly in France After his retirement from the stage he taught in at the Paris Conservatoire.