Étienne Gibert

3 December 1859 Jonquières – 1929 Paris

Picture of Etienne Gibert in Les girondins
Les girondins

Picture of Etienne Gibert in Paillasse

Picture of Etienne Gibert in Cavalleria Rusticana
Cavalleria rusticana

Picture of Etienne Gibert in l'Africaine

Étienne Gibert sings Hérodiade: Ne pouvant réprimer
59 years old
In RA format
After studies at the Paris conservatory, he made his debut at the Opéra-Comique on 15 May 1889 as Roland in Esclarmonde. He stayed at that theater for four years, and created Turiddu for Paris there on 25 January 1892. In 1893, he joined the Opéra, making his debut on 6 November 1893 as Vasco da Gama. Over the next five seasons, he sang also Tybalt, Lohengrin and Tannhäuser there. Guest appearances in Monte Carlo (as Faust in Mefistofele and Renaud in Gluck's Armide) and Brussels, both in 1895.

From 1898, he went on as a freelance artist, singing in Bordeaux, Lyon, Toulouse or Nice; in Paris, he appeared at the Théâtre Nouveau (first French Tristan in 1899, with Félia Litvinne) and the Trianon-Lyrique, and also returned to the Opéra-Comique. In autumn 1901, he sang a few performances with the Metropolitan Opera on tour through Canada and the US provinces, but never at the Met proper. He sang at least until 1911.

Reference 1: Kutsch & Riemens, reference 2: Art Lyrique Français

Edison cylinders, Paris, about July 1905 17587 Dimitri (Joncières): Moscou, voici la ville sainte 17587 Favorite, Paris, August 1905 1582-f Le roi d'Ys (Lalo): Vainement, ma bien-aimée 1-5229 1585-f 'O sole mio (Di Capua) 1-5222 Beka, Paris, November 1906 7221 Sigurd (Reyer): Esprits gardiens 7221, Duval 664 7222 'O sole mio (Di Capua) 7222 7223 Maître Wolfram (Reyer): Les larmes 7223, Duval 791 7224 Dimitri (Joncières): Eh bien! Devant mon peuple 7224, Duval 667 7225 L'Africaine (Meyerbeer): Ô paradis 7225 Edison cylinders, Paris, about January 1907 17858 La fête de la première (Maquis) 17858 17864 J' suis beau (Christiné) 17864 Favorite, Paris, 26 September 1910 9745-o 'O sole mio (Di Capua) 1-5222(2) 9746-o Le roi d'Ys (Lalo): Vainement, ma bien-aimée 1-5229(2) Aérophone, Paris, about April 1911 1068 Cavalleria rusticana (Mascagni): Ô Lola, blanche fleur 1068 1069 Le prophète (Meyerbeer): Pour Bertha 1069 1070 Il trovatore (Verdi): Dieu que ma voix implore 1070 1071 Die Walküre (Wagner): Plus d'hiver 1071 1092 Faust (Gounod): Salut, ô mon dernier matin 1092 1093 La reine de Saba (Gounod): Inspirez-moi, race divine 1093 1094 Le roi d'Ys (Lalo): Vainement, ma bien-aimée 1094, Idéal 2005 1095 Hérodiade: Ne pouvant réprimer 1095
Source: Gesellschaft für historische Tonträger, Wien
I like to thank Christian Torrent for the pictures.

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