Georges Bertoli

11 November 1937 Venice – 5 February 2019 Castelmaurou

Georges Bertoli singsRoméo et Juliette: Ah lêve-toi, soleil
In RA format

Born in Venice (so probably called Giorgio originally), Bertoli already lived in Toulouse when studying voice, and Toulouse was where he would spend his life as a voice teacher. In younger years, he would occasionally sing small roles on stage himself in southwest France: at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, at the Grand Théâtre Municipal in Limoges (in January 1976, he sang Rigobert in Les mousquetaires au couvent there – a role that is "difficult" enough that both basses and tenors can do it), at the Grand Théâtre of Bordeaux (where he was a comprimario in La Gioconda in October 1976). In 1979, he, his wife (former Toulouse operetta singer Jeanine Pujol) and their two singing daughters founded "Le rideau rouge", a touring vocal ensemble that gave concerts throughout southwest France for the next 30 or so years.

Reference 1 and picture source, reference 2, reference 3, reference 4: La Dépèche du Midi, 6 May 2003 & 31 October 2009, reference 5: Ville de Limoges: Grand Théâtre Municipal, Programme officiel. Saison 1975–1976

I wish to thank Georges Voisin for the recording.

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