Jean Loesebergh

2 December 1914 Liège – 23 May 1996 Liège

Picture of Jean Loesebergh

Jean Loesebergh sings Turandot: Nessun dorma
In RA format

Jean Loesebergh sings I puritani: A te, o cara
If there are no traces of any career of Jean Loesebergh, there's a reason why. Raymond Smeets, the son of Fernand Faniard, mentions Loesebergh in his excellent long text about the records of his father; since that text is in French and hence probably not comprehensible for everyone, I translate the snippet on Loesebergh:

One of the collectors that Smeets got to know as a consequence of his efforts to get his father's private recordings back was Armand Ransonnet. At Ransonnet's home in Herstal, at some time around 1990, we met a semi-professional tenor, in his 70s but still endowed with a commanding, beautiful voice: Jean Loesebergh, who would later send me a curious recording where he sang the famous aria from Trovatore, "Di quella pira", accompanied by the birds of his aviary.

The above sound files, however, prove that he also sang for human, not just for avian audiences.

I wish to thank Georges Cardol for the recordings.

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