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André Gresse

André Gresse
André Gresse
1868 - 1937
French Bass
Son of the bass Léon Gresse,In 1893 he studied singing at the Paris Conservatory under Taskin, Melchissèdec and Duvernoy. He made his debut in 1896 at the Opéra-Comique in Paris as Commendatore in ‘’Don Giovanni’’, he appeared as Gaveston in ‘’La Dame blanche’’ by Boieldieu and as Samba-Hamet in ‘’Le Spahi’’ byn Lambert. When his father finished in 1900 his stage career at the Grand Opéra, he became his successor; here his role’s were Saint Bris in ‘’Huguenots’’ by Meyerbeer. Remained untill 1930 . In 1910 he created at the Opera House in Monte Carlo in the premiere of Massenet’s ‘’Don Quichotte’’ the role of Sancho Panza, He also sang in the premieres of the operas Césaire in ‘’Sapho’’ by Massenet 1897 Opera Comique, ‘’Le Juif Polonais’’ by Erlanger 1900 Opéra-Comique, ‘’Bacchus’’ by Massenet Grand Opéra Paris 1909), ‘’Le Miracle’’ by Húe 1910 Grand Opéra and ‘’Scémo’’ by Bachelet 1914 Grand Opéra. He sang at the Grand Opéra in the premières of several Wagner's operas and, also sang Fasolt ‘’Rheingold’’ 1909 ,Titurel ‘’Parsifal’’ 1914 and Marke ‘’Tristan’’, 1904,Retired. In 1930 and worked as a professor at the Paris Conservatory.

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