René Bergerioux

16 October 1898 Le Blanc – 1981 Risoul

René Bergerioux started as a comprimario at the Opéra in Paris where he sang:
Parsifal (Chevalier, 1924), La naissance de la lyre (Satyre, 1925), Thaïs (Cénobite, 1926), Der Rosenkavalier (Servant of Lerchenau, 1927), Zolotoj petushok/Le coq d'or (Bojar, 1927)

He was then a first tenor at the Monnaie in Brussels (seasons 1930/31, 1931/32), where he sang:

Tosca (Cavaradossi), Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio), Wozzeck (Tambourmajor, first performance at the Monnaie on 29 February 1932 with L. van Obbergh, J. Lens, M. Demoulin, V. Mayer, J. Salès, H. Marcotty, H. Dognies, E. Deulin, G. Lamprenne, C. de Thoran for a total of 7 performances)

He also sang in:


season 1930/31, guest
season 1931/32, guest

season 1927/28
Samson et Dalila on 8 October
Pagliacci, on 29 October
Faust, on 15 March
Hérodiade, on 1/8 December with L. Bergé, D. Pauwels, Descols, Duthoit
Hérodiade, on 2 February with L. Bergé, D. Pauwels, Descols, P. Besnoit
Werther, on 23 February with D. Pauwels, E. Colonne, P. Benoist
season 1928/29
Hérodiade, on 11 October with E. Deulin, Lemarchand, Descols, Yowanovitch
Hérodiade, on 18 November with E. Deulin, Lemarchand, Descols, L. Balconi
Aida, on 29 November with E. Deulin, Lemarchand, Descols, Yowanovitsch
Hérodiade, on 10 February with E. Deulin, Lemarchand, j. Descols, G. Laoureux
Hérodiade, on 23 March with E. Deulin, Lemarchand, F. Andrieu, G.Laoureux
season 1929/30
Hérodiade, on 16 January with S. Storga, D. Pauwels, Tyrand, Barrault
Hérodiade, on 26 January/23 March with N. Bladet, D. Pauwels, Tyrand, Barrault
Les contes d'Hoffmann, on 13 March
Louise, on 3 April
season 1930/31
Hérodiade on 8 January with S. Storga, S. Parys, R. de Lay, Demarche

He was the grandfather of the balalaika player Micha Tcherkassky.
René Bergerioux sings Sous l'étendard
I wish to thank Christian Torrent for the recording and notes.

Picture source: Forgotten Opera Singers

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