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Edmond Vergnet by Dupont

Edmond Vergnet by Dupont
as Raoul in “Les Huguenots” by Meyerbeer

EDMOND VERGNET
4 July 1850-15 February 1904
French tenor

Studied in Paris ,Opera début at the Paris Opéra 1874 as Raimbaut in “ Robert le diable.” by Meyerbeer, At the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, he portrayed John the Baptist in the world premiere of Massenet’s “Hérodiade” (1881) and Shahabarim in Reyer’s “Salammbô” (1890).Admetis in Catalini’s “Dejanie” (1883) at opera Comique he sang Zarastra in the world premiere of Massenet’s “Le mage” (1891) and Dominique in the world premiere of Alfred Bruneau’s “L'attaque du moulin” ,He also sang at Covent Garden London ,Monte Carlo His roles included Faust in Gounod's “Faus”t, Léopold in Halévy's “La Juive,” Ruodi in Rossini's “Guillaume Tell”, Laertes in Thomas's “Hamlet”, Don Ottavio in Mozart's “Don Giovanni”, Fernand in Donizetti's “La favorite”, Max in “ Der Freischütz”, Alim in Massenet’s “Le roi de Lahore,” John of Leyden in Meyerbeer's “Le prophète”, Vasco da Gama in Meyerbeer's” L'Africaine”, Samson in Saint-Saëns's “Samson et Dalila “ and Lohengrin in Wagner's “Lohengrin”.

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