René Lapelletrie

René Lapelletrie, born November 2nd, 1884 Libourne/France, died 1956 Bordeaux. Debut at the Trianon Lyrique in Paris in 1908, then in Dijon, Nice, Vichy and Marseille. From 1914 at the Champs-Élysées theatre in Paris, from 1920 at the Opéra-Comique till 1924. Without a permanent contract for the next two decades, he sang as a guest throughout the French provinces. After World War II back at the Opéra-Comique, where he was active till the 1950s (!) in buffo and comprimario parts.
René Lapelletrie singsHaydée: Ah, que la nuit est belle

René Lapelletrie singsLe chalet: Elle est à moi, c'est ma compagne

René Lapelletrie singsLes cloches de Corneville: Va, petit mousse

René Lapelletrie sings Il barbiere di Siviglia: D'un métal si précieux, with André Baugé
In RA format

René Lapelletrie talks Interview sur sa carrière
In RA format
Many thanks to Anton Bieber for the recordings and label scans (Haydée, Cloches de Corneville, Chalet).

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