René Lapelletrie

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
René Lapelletrie, born Nov. 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.
Many thanks to Anton Bieber for the recordings and label scans (Cloches de Corneville, Chalet).
I wish to thank Robert Schlesinger for the recording (Barbiere) and notes.

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