Michel Lanjac

1932 Rouen – 6 May 2013 Rouen
His real name was Michel Lenormand.

He was primarily associated with the Théâtre des Arts in his native Rouen, where he had also studied voice with Lucienne Vifquain. He also sang in provincial places like Cherbourg or Rochefort-sur-Mer, but also at the Toulon Opéra – a bit of opera and a lot of operetta, almost exclusively secondary parts (Flavio in Norma, Trin in Fanciulla del West, Philistine messenger in Samson et Dalila, Gontran in La vie parisienne, Raoul de St-Brioche in Die lustige Witwe, Emile in Rose-Marie...). His career lasted at least until the end of the 1980s.

Reference 1, reference 2, reference 3: Journal de la Conféderation Musicale de France, March 1975

Michel Lanjac sings Die keusche Susanne: Quand parmi les froufrous
Cherbourg, 30 April 1989, Orchestre et choeurs ACDAL, André Martial conducting

Michel Lanjac sings Véronique: Quand j'étais Baron des Merlettes
Rochefort-sur-Mer, 28 May 1987, Roland Denis conducting
I wish to thank Claude Ribou for the pictures, recordings and broadsides.

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