Georges Liccioni

10 February 1932 Marseille – 4 March 2013

Georges Liccioni sings La Juive: Loin de son amie

Georges Liccioni sings Roméo et Juliette: Ah lêve-toi soleil
In RA format

Liccioni studied voice in his native Marseille, with Pierre Mercadel, a former operetta baritone who was also the teacher of Charles Burles and Ginès Siréra. In 1957, after winning a first prize at the Voix d'or contest, he made his debut in Avignon as Vincent. A member of the troupe of the Marseille Opéra for three years, and a guest at various Belgian and French theaters for the next few seasons, he made an important debut in 1963: at the Capitole in Toulouse as des Grieux in Manon, the role that he would sing more often than any other in his career, more than 350 times.

The same year, he was hired by the Paris Opéra, whose member he would be until 1975 and where he would continue to appear until 1990 (debut: 13 September 1963 as Duca). He also sang at the Opéra-Comique, and various other French theaters, particularly in Marseille (where he had one of his greatest successes as Gennaro to Montserrat Caballé's Lucrezia Borgia in 1968).

His repertory was unusually wide, from Mylio or the already mentioned des Grieux to Sigurd, Dick Johnson (Opéra-Comique, 1969), Don Carlo or indeed Otello; and mostly not at different stages of his career, but actually at the same time! He sang also Alwa in the French premiere of Berg's Lulu (Marseille, 1965), Stravinsky's Oedipus rex; as Pierre Bezukhov in Prokofyev's Vojna i mir/War and peace, he appeared not only in Paris and Marseille, but also in Lyon and London. He was Calaf and, for a change, Puccini's des Grieux in Liège, Pinkerton in Geneva, Julien at the New York City Opera and in Boston, Don José on a tour across Bulgaria and Yugoslavia, Lenskij in Monte Carlo (1969). Already from 1980, he also taught voice, in Angers and in Bordeaux.

Reference 1, reference 2, reference 3, reference 4, reference 5: Kutsch & Riemens

Discography Georges Liccioni

Title

Author

Date

Cast

Conductor

Orchestra

Label

 

 

Catalog #

Compilation with no title

Divers

?

Guy Chauvet (Carmen), Georges Liccioni (Lakmé,Mireille), Colomba Mazzoni (Bohème,Ada), Géori Boué (Tosca,Butterfly, Alain Vanzo (Faust), Lucien Huberty (Barbier de Séville)

Etcheverry

Amati

Allain

Divers

Véga

Studio

33 T.

30LT1

3009

Compilation with no title

Divers

?

Géori Boué (Carmen, Bohème), Georges Liccioni (Tosca,Bohème), Colomba Mazzoni (Bohème), Renée Doria (Faust), Alain Vanzo (Faust), Adrien Legros (Faust, Barbier de Séville)

Etcheverry

Amati

Allain

Divers

Véga

Studio

33 T.

16.047

Emission TV

Divers

12-9-1968

Albert Lance, Georges Liccioni, Suzanne Sarroca, Mireille Martin

?

?

ORTF

TV

Vidéo

19680912

GEORGES LICCIONI - RECITAL

Divers

 

Georges Liccioni

Giancarlo Amati

?

Véga

Studio

33 T.

L 80014

LYRIQUE POUR TOUS

Divers

?

Géori Boué, Georges Liccioni, Adrien Legros, Alain Vanzo, Renée Doria, Colomba Mazzoni

Divers

Divers

Véga

Studio

33 T.

30 LT 13010

MADAME BUTTERFLY

Puccini

 

Michèle Le Bris (Cio Cio San), Georges Liccioni (Pinkerton), Robert Massard (Sharpless), Jane Berbié (Souzouki)

?

?

Véga Polaris

Studio

33 T.

Mono L 80011

I wish to thank Gilles Bresciani for the recording (La Juive).
I wish to thank Claude Ribou for the discography.

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