Hector Dupeyron

November 10, 1861–1911

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(Ferdinand) Hector Dupeyron studied at the Paris Conservatory with Ernest Boulanger and Louis-Henri Obin.

He made his professional opera debut in 1887 in Nîmes as Éléazar. He sang there for the next two years such operas as Les huguenots, Guillaume Tell, etc, after which he toured with a Parisian opera company in 1889 throughout Europe (Toulouse, Athens,...).

1890–1892 he sang at la Monnaie. After leaving Brussels, he sang Don José at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo.

In 1893, Dupeyron joined the Paris , making his first appearance there as Mathô. He appeared there several more times through 1895 in such roles as Sigurd, Robert le diable, Raoul, Faust, Lohengrin, Siegmund, Samson, Otello. His final portrayal at the Paris Opéra was as Tannhäuser in 1895.

In 1897, Dupeyron joined the roster of Covent Garden. He sang there in numerous productions through 1902, Alfredo, Arnold, Edgardo and Turiddu among others.

In 1903, he returned to the Opéra de Monte-Carlo to sing in the world premiere of Eugène d'Harcourt's Le Tasse.

Dupeyron retired from the opera stage in 1906, after which he worked in Paris as a singing teacher until his death.

His voice is preserved on a handful of recordings made with Pathé in 1902, Gramophone in 1902 and Odeon Records in 1905/6.

La Monnaie
Season 1890-1
Other tenors were Lafarge, Delmas, Isouard, Fromant, Stéphane, Gillon
Season 1891-2
Other tenors were Lafarge, Delmas, Isouard, Leprestre, Barbary, Stéphane, Gillon
Cavalleria rusticana on February 20, 1891 with Seguin, Mme de Nuovina, Mme Wolf, Mme de Beridez (total 11)

Opéra, Paris
He made his debut on August 5 as Mathô in Salammbô; with with Vaguet (Shahabarim), Mme Bréval
Later this season he sang Robert le diable, Shahabarim, Éléazar
Les huguenots on February 25 with Mme Dufrane, Mme Carrère, Plan&ccedeil;on, Beyle
Samson et Dalila on May 26-July 14 with Mme Deschamps/JennyPassama, Lassalle/Renaud
Lohengrin on July 21 with Mme Berthet
Die Walküre on August 25 with Marguerite Martini
Faust on January 12
Sigurd on February 14 with Lacome
Samson et Dalila on April 16 with Mme Deschamps, Noté
Die Walküre on July 6 with Mme Bourgeois, Mme Héglon, Chambon, Fournets, mme Bosman, Taffanel
Otello on October 22 with Mme Carron, Maurel
Tannhäuser after May 13 with Marguerite Carrère, Mme Bosman, Chambon, Renaud

Torino, Teatro Regio
Samson et Dalila on January 6 with A. Cucini/De Spagni, G. Polese, M. Mazzara, A. Toscani
Tristan und Isolde on February 14 with Ella Prossnitz, Irma de Spany, Eugène Dufriche, Vittorio Arimondi, Giovanni Paroli, Felice Foglia, Arturo Toscanini (total 6)
Reference: Kutsch & Riemens
I wish to thank Francesca Sgroi.
I wish to thank Roberto Marcocci for his help.
Hector Dupeyron singsLa Juive: Rachel, quand du Seigneur
In RA format

Hector Dupeyron singsLa Juive: Dieu, m'éclaire
In RA format
Big voice difficult to record, the Pathé records are better than the needle cut ones.

Disque Gramophone, Paris 1902
2-32599 La Walkyrie: Chanson du printemps   1187F
2-32600 Sigurd: J'ai gardé mon âme ingenue  1188F
2-32601 Sigurd: Oui, Sigurd est vainqueur   1189F
2-32602 Sigurd: Un souvenir poignant        1192F
2-32603 Hérodiade: Air de Jean              1196F
2-32604 Trovatore: Exilé sur la terre       1198F
2-32605 Le Cid: Prière (number also assigned to Polin)
2-32615 Samson et Dalila: Vois ma misère    1244F 
        (number also assigned to Noté)

Disques et cylindres Pathé Paris 1902
0052    Faust: Salut, demeure
0134    Les huguenots: Plus blanche que la blanche hermine
0158    La Juive: Rachel, quand du seigneur
0167    La Juive: Prière de la Pâque

Odéon, Paris 1905/6
3525    Cavalleria rusticana: Sicilienne
6300    Cavalleria rusticana: Sicilienne (8")
36007   Trovatore: Exilé sur la terre 
36008   La Juive: Dieu m'éclaire
36011   Rigoletto: Ballade 
36018   La Juive: Rachel, quand du seigneur

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