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Posted on 04/06/2017


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Leon Gresse by Dupont

Leon Gresse by Dupont
As Phanuel in "Herodide" by Massenet CREATOR 19 December 1881 La Monnaie Brussels

Leon Gresse
(Leon Pierre Napoleon Gresse)
22 July 1845-13 April 1900
French Bass

Debut 20 October 1875 in HAMLET (as a Gravedigger) and then disappeared in order to expand his repertoire in the provinces, and we find him in the opera house of La Gaîté under the direction of Vizentini. In the "Bravo" de Salvayre, which he created with Lhérie, Bouhy, Caisso, Mesdames Heilbronn and Engally,

At La Monnaie Brussels, he CREATED on 19 December, 1881, "Herodade" (Phanuel) by Jules Massenet and on CREATED on 7 January 1884 "SIGURD" (Hagen),by Reyer .At Palais Garnier Paris 8 February 1895 he CREATED " LAMONTAGNE-NOIRE" (Sava) by Holmes

Roles included "LES HUGUENOTS" (Saint-Bris & Marcel) "GUILLAUME TELL" (Gessler & Walther), "LA FAVORITE" (Balthazar), "LA JUIVE" (Brogni); " RIGOLETTO" (Sparafucile), "ROBERT LE DIABLE" (Bertram), "L'AFRICANE" (Don Pedro), "LE CID" (Don Diego); , Aida (Ramfis), "LA E PROPHET "(Zaccharia); " HAMLET" (the King, "SAMSON AND DALILA " (Old Hebrew), ROMÉO AND JULIETTE (Brother Laurent) ,"DIE WALKYRIE" (Hounding),"OTHELLO" (Ludovic), "THE MASTERS SINGERS OF NUREMBERG" (Pogner)

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Peggy C
Peggy C
Very interesting .. glad you included so much history about this photo...

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