Herbert Doussant

New York, September 7th, 1931 – New York, October 29th, 2018

Picture of Herbert Doussant in Carmen with Leonore Lanzillotti
Herbert Doussant in Carmen with Leonore Lanzillotti

Picture of Hernert Doussant

Herbert Doussant sings Otello: Esultate
In RA format

Herbert Doussant sings Otello: Ora e per sempre addio
In RA format

Herbert Doussant sings Otello: Dio, mi potevi scagliar
In RA format

Herbert Doussant sings Otello: Niun mi tema
In RA format

Originally an insurance agent, Doussant studied voice with Douglas Stanley and Paul Weiner, and made his debut in Mainz in 1958 as Stolzing. He spent his career mostly at middle-sized theaters; after Mainz (until 1960), he was in Kiel until 1963, and in Krefeld from 1966 to 1969. Other than that, he sang in Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Nürnberg, Essen, Wiesbaden, Mannheim, Hannover, Berlin (Komische Oper), Athens, Houston, San Antonio, Honolulu, Philadelphia, Torino, Bologna, Ciudad de Mexico... but also, as far as more important theaters are concerned, in Munich, Frankfurt and Cologne.

He was an advocate of Stanley's much debated method of singing, and served as the photographic model in the illustrated edition of Stanley's book "Your voice".

Many thanks to Pedro H. Zamagna for the Stanley book scans.

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