Louis Orliac

Mystery tenor from Toulouse (that's all that is known about his biography). Nobody has ever seen his third disc (the one with the songs), nobody has any reliable information on him. But what an absolutely spectacular singer he was!

Tiny update: Excelsior, a French newspaper, mentioned him on 8 July 1934. Orliac was to take part at the Fêtes de Toulouse, a music festival organized by Radio-Toulouse – and Excelsior lists him among several singers "du Théâtre du Capitole" or "de l'Opéra de Marseille", and calls him "M. Orliac, ténor des disques Odéon"! So was he... a record tenor???

Louis Orliac singsGuillaume Tell: Asile héréditaire
In RA format


Odeon, 1933
Conductor Paul Minssart
KI 5826-1 Rigoletto: Comme la plume au vent                   249002
KI 5827-1 Guillaume Tell: Asile héréditaire                   249003
KI 5828-1 Maître Pathelin: Je pense à vous quand je 'éveille  249003
KI 5829-1 La Juive: Dieu que ma voix tremblante               249002
          Joli contes de fées                                 250705
          Quand l'amour fleurit                               250705
I like to thank Christian Torrent for the additional discographical information.

Go Home