Camille Rouquetty

18 July 1910 Paris – 28 March 1976 Paris

Camille Rouquetty sings Le soldat de France
In RA format
Camille Rouquetty, born Camille Rouquettou, spent his entire career, from 1935 to 1961, at the Paris Opéra. He made his debut on 14 October 1935 as the Messenger in Samson et Dalila. Until 1943, he sang mostly main roles: Gounod's and Berlioz' Faust, Mylio (Le roi d'Ys), Italienischer Sänger, Shabarim (Salammbô), Duca, Erik, Dmitrij; but also Erster Geharnischter and Borsa. He made a few guest appearances: at the Opéra-Comique in 1941 (Cavaradossi, Belmonte), in Monte Carlo from 1937 to 1939 (Gounod's Faust, Hoffmann).

Then health problems forced him to reduce his activities, and he sang comprimario parts only through the end of his career: Steuermann, Misail, Spoletta, Sailor and Shepherd in Tristan, Gastone, Messenger in Aida, Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Rodrigo in Otello, Kunz Vogelgesang, Third Jew in Salome, Tybalt...

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


Columbia, Paris
CL6191-1  Le soldat de France (Dupont) 		DF2170
CL6192-   La Sidi Brahim (arr Dupont) 		DF2170

HMV, 1936/7
0LA 1458  Faust: Cavatine part 1                DA4902
0LA 1459  Faust: Cavatine part 2                DA4902
0L 1007   Milhaud: Ballet chanté part 1         DA4886
          with Mahé, Chastenet, Froumenty
0L 1008-2 Milhaud: Ballet chanté part 2         DA4886
          with Mahé, Chastenet, Froumenty
Plus he sang in complete recordings of the LP era, always tiny parts: Roméo et Juliette (where he sang Paris), Werther (Schmidt), Rigoletto (Borsa) and Les mousquetaires au couvent. And there is a complete 1955 Opéra Otello live recording (with José Luccioni, Crespin and Bianco) where he sings Rodrigo.
Source for the discography: and AHRC.

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