Charles Rousselière

January 17, 1875 Saint-Nazaire-d'Aude – March 22, 1950 Joué-lès-Tours.
Rousselière was born Roussoulière on January 17, 1875 in Saint-Nazaire-d'Aude. His parents wanted him to become a priest. He therefore was sent to a seminary. His only entertainment was singing on Sunday at church. However his behaviour at school forced his parents to take him out, and they sent him to college. But his parents could not afford for long to pay for his studies, and he was sent to a wine broker to study accounting.

His father was appointed to a position at the Compagnie de l'Ouest Algérien at Sidi-Bel-Abbès. There he studied to be a lathe operator.

His parents' friends encouraged him to perfect his singing. His brothers paid for his trip from Sidi-Bel-Abbès to Paris. First he did not like the city and after a short stay, he returned to Algeria. The following year, he accepted to return to Paris. To make ends meet, he sang at the café-concert Le petit ramponneau. He finally managed to get accepted at the conservatory.

There his teachers were three tenors: Edmond Vergnet (singing), Adolphe Girardot (opera) and Léon Achard (opéra-comique).

Despite poor results at the final competition in 1898, he managed to get hired. He first sang in Tournai (not verified). On February 25, 1900 he sang at the Concerts Lamoureux in Paris the final of Siegfried with Alba Chrétien-Vaguet. It is also rumored that he sang La vision de Dante and Le baptême de Clovis at the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire.

On August 26/29, 1900 at the Arènes de Béziers, he sang in Prométhée as Andros with Caroline Fiérens-Peters, Rosa Feldy, Fonteix/Duc (August 29), Jean Vallier, de Max, Cora Laparcerie-Richepin, Odette de Fehl and Charles Eustace.

Pedro Gailhard hired him at the Opéra where he made his debut as Samson on October 5, 1900 with Meyrianne Héglon, Jean Noté, François Delpouget, Léon Gresse, Galois, Lacôme, Laurent and Paul Taffanel.

Rousselière stayed at the Opéra until 1905 and reappeared briefly in 1909 and 1912. During his stay (1900–1905), he added to his repertory Faust, Aida, Il trovatore, Die Walküre, Salammbô, Pagliacci, Roméo et Juliette, Freischütz and took part in the premieres of Les barbares as Le veilleur and Daria as Boris.

In 1905, Rousselière appeared for the first time in Monte Carlo where he took part in the world premiere of Amica on March 16 with Geraldine Farrar, Maurice Renaud, Henri-Alexis Lequien, Paola Rainaldi, and Mascagni. Rousseliére recorded an aria of Amica singing in Italian.
On June 3, 1905 he sang at the Opéra-Comique in concert (to the benefit of the Caisse de retraite des artistes de l'orchestre) with Marie Thiéry in the Duo des alouettes from Roméo et Juliette.
On August 5, 1905 he also sang at the Théâtre Antique d'Orange in Les Troyens à Carthage with Félia Litvinne, and Chassang.

He was back in Monte Carlo singing in L'ancêtre on February 27, 1906 with Maurice Renaud, Henri-Alexis Lequien, Félia Litvinne, Geraldine Farrar, Marie Charbonnel, Léon Jehin.
On January, he created Le clown by Isaac de Camondo at the Nouveau Théâtre in Paris on April 22, 1906 with Geraldine Farrar, Maurice Renaud and Jean-François Delmas. Research in Noël et Stoullig for 1906 did not display any information on the Nouveau Théâtre in the table of contents. Researching this yielded that the Nouveau Théâtre was purchased by the French actress Réjane and its name was changed to Théâtre Réjane in 1906 after the creation of Le clown. Consulting again Noël et Stoullig for 1906 yielded under Théâtre Réjane the confirmation of the creation.

During the 1906/7 season, Rousselière sang with the Metropolitan Opera company. He made his debut in Roméo et Juliette on November 11, 1906 with Farrar, Simard, Plançon, Jacoby, Journet, Bars, Mühlmann, Bégué and Bovy. During his stay he sang in La damnation de Faust, Lakmé, Faust, Carmen, Pagliacci, and some concerts. With the company, he also sang in Philadelphia. His last appearance was as Canio on February 8, 1907. It seems that he was not that successful during his season at the Met.

He had a great singing career not only in France but also Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, USA, South America, ... It is possible that when he was in South America, he sang in cities other than Buenos Aires, while he does not seem to have sung in Brazil. There is also a big gap during the First World War and the end of his career in 1920/21, a gap that is not well documented.

His career evolved as follows
1900 Béziers, Paris
1901 Paris
1902 Paris
1903 Paris
1904 Paris
1905 Paris, Monte Carlo, Orange
1906 Monte Carlo, New York, Philadelphia
1907 New York, Philadelphia, Monte Carlo, Berlin
1908 Monte Carlo, Buenos Aires, Montevideo
1909 Paris, Monte Carlo, Milano, Roma
1910 Monte Carlo, Buenos Aires, Rome, Madrid
1911 Monte Carlo, Madrid, Palermo
1912 Monte Carlo
1913 Monte Carlo, Paris, Bruxelles
1914 Monte Carlo, Buenos Aires, Madrid
1919 Paris, Madrid
1920 Madrid
1921 Lisboa

He was married three times. In 1901, he married Jeanne Suzanne Huchet a soprano with whom he recorded duos. On March 17, 1934 he married Françoise Maria Estelle Dhôtel until March 22, 1948. Shortly before his death, he married Geneviève Trégant on August 13, 1949.

Repertory
Prométhée – Béziers, Arènes, August 26, 1900
Samson et Dalila – Paris, Opéra, October 5, 1900
Die Walküre – Paris, Opéra, January 19, 1901
Aida – Paris, Opéra, on March 16, 1901
Faust – Paris, Opéra, on May 1, 1901
Les barbares (Le veilleur) – Paris, Opéra, on October 23, 1901
Les barbares (Marcomir) – Paris, Opéra, on November 20, 1901
Salammbô – Paris, Opéra, on March 17, 1902
Pagliacci – Paris, Opéra, on February 16 , 1903
Roméo et Juliette – Paris, Opéra,on March 25, 1903
Siegfried – Paris, Opéra, on February 10, 1904
Il trovatore – Paris, Opéra, 1904
Daria – Paris, Opéra, on January 24, 1905
La damnation de Faust – Monte Carlo, Salle Garnier, on February 28, 1905
Amica – Monte Carlo, Salle Garnier, on March 16 1905
Les Troyens à Carthage – Théâtre Antique d'Orange, on August 5, 1905
Der Freischütz – Paris, Opéra, on October 27, 1905
L'ancêtre – Monte Carlo, Salle Garnier, on February 24, 1906
Don Procopio – Monte Carlo, Salle Garnier, on March 10, 1906
Lakmé – Philadelphia, Opera House. on December 20, 1906
Théodora – Monte Carlo, Salle Garnier, on March 19, 1907
Don Carlo – Monte Carlo, Salle Garnier, on March 26, 1907
Thaïs – Buenos Aires, Opera, July 1908
Ariane – Buenos Aires, Opera, during August 1908
Thérèse – Monte Carlo, Salle Garnier, on February 15, 1908
Hélène – Monte Carlo, Salle Garnier, on February 1, 1909
Le vieil aigle – Monte Carlo, Salle Garnier, on February 13, 1909
Carmen – Monte Carlo, Salle Garnier, on February 25, 1909
La bohème – Monte Carlo, Salle Garnier, on March 138, 1909
Otello – Monte Carlo, Salle Garnier, on February 15, 1910
Proserpine – Monte Carlo, Salle Garnier, on March 5, 1910
Les contes d'Hoffmann – Monte Carlo, Salle Garnier, on February 7, 1911
Ivan le terrible – Monte Carlo, Salle Garnier, on March 2 1911
Lohengrin – Monte Carlo, Salle Garnier, on January 27, 1912
L'épreuve dernière – Monte Carlo, Salle Garnier, on March 16, 1912
Parsifal (public rehearsal) – Monte Carlo, Salle Garnier, on January 26, 1913
Pénélope – Monte Carlo, Salle Garnier, on March 4, 1913
Venise – Monte Carlo, Salle Garnier, on March 8, 1913
Julien – Paris, Opéra-Comique, on June 4? 1913
Céleste – Paris, Opéra-Comique, on December 1913
Norma – Monte Carlo, Salle Garnier, on January 29, 1914
Cléopatre – Monte Carlo, Salle Garnier, on February 23, 1914
Béatrice – Monte Carlo, Salle Garnier, on March 21, 1914
Il monaco nero – Barcelona, Liceu, January 1920

Paris Opéra
1900
Samson et Dalila on October 5 with Meyrianne Héglon, Jean Noté, François Delpouget, Léon Gresse, Galois, Lacôme, Laurent and Paul Taffanel
Samson et Dalila on October 19
1901
Die Walküre on January 19, 1901
Aida on March 16/30 (Gresse for Delpouget)-July 31 (Paty for Delpouget)-September 18 (Renaud for Noté, Flahaut for Soyer) with Louise Grandjean, Chambon, Noté, Gallois, Delpouget, Mme Soyer, Mme Agussol
Faust on May 1 with Gresse, Riddez, Cancellier, Mme Charles, Mme Nimidoff, Mme Beauvais
Les barbares on October 20 (répétition générale)/23/25/28/30-November 1/20 (as Marcomir, with Cabillot as Veilleur)-December 13 (Baer for Delma) as Le veilleur with Mme Hatto, Mme Héglon, Mme Vincent, Vaguet (Marcomir), Delmas, Riddez, Galois, Cancelier, Paul Taffanel
1902
Les barbares on January 29-December 15? as Marcomir with Mme Hatto, Mme Héglon, Mme Vincent, Cabillot (Le veilleur), Baër, Riddez, Galois, Cancelier, Paul Taffanel
Salammbô on March 17/December 13 with Mme Hatto, Laffitte, Renaud,, Baër, Riddez, Douaillier, Paulin
Die Walküre on June 2 with Louise Bréval, Mme Héglon, Delmas, Jane Marcy, Chambon
Samson et Dalila on December 29 with Mme Héglon, Riddez
1903
Pagliacci on February 16 with Mme Hatto
Roméo et Juliette on March 25 with Bessie Abott, Gresse, Noté, Laffitte, Nivette, Delpouget, Mme Agussol, Mme Vincent
Die Walküre on April 14 with Delmas, Chambon, Mme Bréval, Mme Carrère, Mme Héglon, Mmes De Nocé, Agussol, Mathieu, Nimidoff, Dupuis, Goulancourt, Vincent, Sauvaget
Samson et Dalila act 2 duo on May 2 with Mme Héglon, Mangin
Roméo et Juliette on May 10 with Nivette, Bartet, Riddez, Barré Delpouget, Douaillier, Gonguet, Gallois, Dénoyé, Bessie abott, Mme Carrère, Mme Vincent
Roméo et Juliette on May 20 with Jane Noria, Noté Lafitte, Mme Carrère, Gresse
Pagliacci on September 11 with Jane Noria, Delmas Laffitte, Gilly
Samson et Dalila on October 23 with Lucy Arbell, Noté, Delpouget, Chambon
Faust on November 30? with Aïno Ackte
Samson et Dalila on December 27?
1904
Siegfried on February 10 with Delmas, Louise Grandjean, Laffitte, Mme Flahaut, Mme Mendès, Cancellier, Noté
Il trovatore (shared with Alvarez who sang the premiere)
Salammbô on Jume 29 with Mme Bréval, Laffitte, Noté Riddez, Gilly, Delpouget, Douaillier, Gallois, Gonguet
Pagliacci (act 1) with Delmas, Mme Hatto
1905
Daria on January 24 (répétition générale)/27 with Geneviève Vix/Demougeot, Delmas, Dinard, Gallois Stammler, Donval, Cabillot, Paul Vidal (Total 7)
Samson et Dalila on May 31?
Faust (acts 2 and 5) on June 3 with Geraldine Farrar, Mme Mante, Mme Goulancourt, Gresse
Der Freischütz on October 27 with Delmas, Riddez, Gilly, Delpouget, Davey, Dénoyé, Mme Grandjean, Mme Hatto, Taffanel
Der Freischütz (act 2, scene 2) on November 23 with Delmas, Dénoyé, Taffanel
Salammbô on October 30 with Mme Bréval, Noté, Scaramberg, Delpouget, Gilly, Riddez, Douaillier
1909
Die Walküre on May 14 with Agnès Borgo, Delmas, Journet, Mme Hatto, Messager, Mme Lapeyrette Siegfried on May 21/29 with Mme Grandjean/Mme Pacary, Mme Laute-Brun, Delmas, Fabert, Duclos, Mme Charbonnel, Messager
Die Walküre on June 2 with Mme Litvinne, Delmas, Mme Hatto, Jeanne Durif, Journet, Messager
Le vieil aigle on June 26, during a benefit concert for the sinistrés du midi with Mme Carré, Chaliapine, Marvini, Léon Jehin (Total 5)
1912
Das Rheingold on June 15/24, 1912 as Loge with Delmas, Nansen, Noé, Duclos, Fabert, Gresse, Journet, Mme Le Senne, Mme Campredon, Mme Charny, Mme Gall, mme Lapeyrette, Mme Laute-Brun, Felix Weingartner
Siegfried on June 19/28-July 8, 1912 with Delmas, Mme Charny/Mme Bréval, Mme Mendè, Fabert, Duclos, Marvini, Felix weingartner

Trocadéro
Concert pour l'association de secours mutuel des artistes dramatiques on October 18, 1900 with Jean Baptiste Faure, Aïno Ackté, etc

Monte Carlo
La damnation de Faust on February 28-March 5/11 1905 with Geraldine Farrar, Renaud, Chalmin, Jehin
Faust on March 4/7/19, 1905 with Geraldine Farrar, Mme Domenech, Mme Girerd, Chaliapin, Bouvet, Ananian, Jehin
Amica on March 16, 1905 (world premiere) with Geraldine Farrar, Maurice Renaud, Henri-Alexis Lequien, Paola Rainaldi, Mascagni
L'ancêtre on February 24/25/27-March 3, 1906 with Maurice Renaud, Henri-Alexis Lequien, Félia Litvinne, Geraldine Farrar, Marie Charbonnel, Léon Jehin.
Don Procopio on March 10/11/17 1906 with Mme Pornot, Mme Morlet, Périer, Bouvet, Chalmin, Ananian, Jehin
Pagliacci on March 10/11/17, 1906 with Geraldine Farrar, Bouvet, Dangosse, Ananian, Armand, Maxime, Jehin
La damnation de Faust on March 9/12/16 1907 with Mme Lindsay, Renaud, Chalmin, Jehin
Théodora on March 19/21/24, 1907 with Mme Héglon, Mme Friché, Renaud, Bouvet, Chalmin, Ananian, Jehin
Don Carlo on March 26/28, 1907 with Mme Lindsay, mme Brozia, Renaud. Chaliapin, Bouvet, Ananian, Pomé
Thérése on February 15/22-March 1 1908 with Mme Arbell, Bouvet, Chalmin, Fabert, Ananian, Douaillier, Jehin
Die Walküre on January 27 or 28-February 3 or 4, 1909 with Vallier, Delmas, Mme Raunay, Mme Litvinne, Mally Borga, Jehin
Siegfried on January 29 or 30-February 5 or 6, 1909 with Philippon, Delmas, Bouvet, Marvini, Mme Litvinne, Mme Deschamps-Jehin, Mme Spennert, Jehin
Héléne on February 1, 1909 with Mme Litvine, Mme de Kowska, Mme Spennert, Jehin
Le vieil aigle on February 13/16/20, 1909 with Mme Carré Chaliapin, Padouréano, Jehin
Carmen on February 25/28-March 6 1909 with Mme Bréval, Mme Dubel, Gilly, Chalmin, Fabert, Marvini, Philippo, Jehin
La bohème on March 13/18, 1909 with Mme Abbott/MmeCarré (March 18), Mme Spennert, Gilly, Chalmin, Chaliapin, Pini-Corsi, Pomé
Otello on February 15/17/20, 1910 with Mme Edvina/Mme Spennert (February 17/20), Ruffo, Warnery, Marvini, Pomé
Proserpine on March 5/12/26, 1910 with Mme Chenal, Mme Dubel, Chalmin, Marvini, Warnery, Jehin
Thérése on March 22/29/31, 1910 with Mme Arbell, Bouvet, Chalmin, Jehin
Le viel aigle on March 22/29/31, 1910 with Mme Carré, Chaliapin, Stéphane, Jehin
La bohème on January 26/31-February 5-April 2 1911 with Mme Régnier,Mme D'Ornelli, Floresco/Allard (April 2), Chalmin, Chaliapin, Pome
Les contes d'Hoffmann on February 7/9/12, 1911 with Mme Régnier, Mme Alvoine, Mme Deschamps-Jehin, Ch. Delmas, Chalmin, Jehin
Salammbô on February 14/16/19, 1911 with Mme Bréval, Mme Peltier, Dangès, Felio, Marvini, Destones, Jehin
Ivan le terrible on March 2/5/11/18 1911 with Mme Lamara, Chaliapin, Marvini, Allard, Felio, Jehin
Lohengrin on January 27-February 15, 1912 Mme Lambert-Vuillaume, Mme Mattei, Bourbon/ Noté (February 15), Clauzure, Albert, Jehin
Ivan le Terrible on February 10/13/18, 1912 with Mme Carré, Mme Mattei, Bourbon, Allard, Ch. Delmas, Jehin
La damnation de Faust on February 25-March 9, 1912 with Mme Bréval, Allard, Chalmin, Jehin
Don Carlo on March 2/5/19 1912 with Mme Lambert-Vuillaume, Mme Mattei, Ruff/Stracciari(March 19), Chaliapin, Bourbon, Clauzure, Pomé
L'épreuve dernière on March 16/24/30, 1912 with Mme De Hidalgo, Mme Bailac, Allard, Jehin
Pagliacci on March 16/24/30, 1912 with Mme Bourdon, BourBon, Allard, Ch. Delmas, Pomé
Parsifal (Public rehearsal) on January 26, 1913 with Mme Litvinne, Sardet, Walter, Allard, Clauzure, Bourbon, Ch. Delmas, Couzinou, JehinSiegfried on February 1/6/9, 1913 with Mme Litvinne, Joubert, Bourbon, Clauzure, Deschamps-Jehin, Jehin
Pénélope on March 4/11, 1913 with Mme Brélval, Mme Raveau, Bourbon, Allard, Ch. delmas, Couzinou, Jehin
Venise on March 8/13/15/18, 1913 with Mme Kousnetzova, Mme Rozann, Périer, Ch. Delmas, Oger, Couzinou, Jehin
Samson et Dalila on March 22/30, 1913 with Mme Litvinne, Bourbon, Barrau, Clauzure, Jehin
Concert on March 28/30?-April 5?, 1913 Excerpts Samson et Dalila act 1 with Barrau
Parsifal on January 20/22/25-February 1/10/15-April 5, 1914 with Mme Litvinne, Maguenat, Borno, Journet, Bourbon, Jehin
Norma on January 29/31-February 8, 1914 with Mme Kousnetzova, Mme Royer, Journet, Bernardi
Cléopatre on February 23-March 1/7, 1914 with Mme Kousnetzova, Mme Grenville, Maguenat, Marvini/Feiner (March 7), Clauzure, Jehin
Béatrice on March 21/18-April 7, 1914 with Mme Valli, Mme Royer, Bourbon, Marvini, A. Gilly, Clauzure, Ch. Delmas, Jehin
Les barbares on March 24/31, 1914 with Mme Kousnetzova, Clauzure, A. Gilly, Feiner, Jehin

Paris Opéra-Comique
Concert on June 3, 1905 (to the benefit of the Caisse de retraite des artistes de l'orchestre) with Marie Thiéry singing the duo des alouettes of Roméo et Juliette.
Julien on June 4?/30-October 4/10/14/18-November 1/4/15/20/27 1913 with Marguerite Carré Boulogne, Maesmecker, Cazeneuve, De Creus, Capitaine, Dupré, Albert Wolff
Céleste on December 1/4/6/9/11/13/16,1913 with Mme Brunlet, Mme Brohly, Mme Martyl, Albert Wolff
Pénélope on January 20, 1919 with Vieuille, de Creus, Parmentier, d'Épinais, Audois, Gilles, Pujol, Germanaine Lubin, Cécile Thévenet, Mme Delamare, Mme Bourguignon, Mme Calas, Mme Baye, Mme Famis, Mme Champagne,

Orange, Théâtre Antique
Les Troyens à Carthage on August 5/6/7, 1905 with Félia Litvinne, Chassang, Plamondon, Darcilly, Ananian, Mme Girard, Colonne

Metropolitan Opera Company
Roméo et Juliette on November 11/14, 1906-January 9/26, 1907 in New York with Geraldine Farrar, Jean-Charles Simard, Pol Plançon, Josephine Jacoby, Marcel Journet, Jacques Bars, Adolph Mühlmann, Bernard Bégué Georgine von Januschowsky/Johanna Pöhlmann(14)/Lina Simeoli (9/26), Samuel Bovy
Roméo et Juliette on December 4, 1906 in Philadelphia with Geraldine Farrar, Jean-Charles Simard, Pol Plançon, Josephine Jacoby, Marcel Journet, Jacques Bars, Adolph Mümann, Bernard Bégué Georgine von Januschowsky, Samuel Bovy
La damnation de Faust on December 7/10/22/26, 1906-January 12/February 3 (as concert), 1907 in New York Geraldine Farrar, Pol Plançn Victor Chalmin, Arturo Vigna
Concert on December 6, 1906 in New York with Riccardo Stracciari, Marie Rappold, Katherine Fleischer-Edel, Pol Plançon, Arturo Vigna, Tullio Voghera
Lakmé on December 20, 1906 in Philadelphia with Marcella sembrich, Josephine Jacoby, Jules-Charles Simard, Marcel Journet, Jacques Bars, Lina Simeoli, Marie Mattfeld, Johanna Pöhlmann, Samuel Bovy
Lakmé on December 28, 1906-January 5/17, 1907 in New York with Marcella sembrich, Josephine Jacoby, Jules-Charles Simard, Marcel Journet, Jacques Bars, Lina Simeoli, Marie Mattfeld, Johanna Pöhlmann, Samuel Bovy
Faust on December 31, 1906/January 19/February 20, 1907 in New York with Geraldine Farrar, Pol Plançon, Riccardo Stracciari, Josephine Jacoby, Lina Simeoli, Bernard Bégué, Samuel Bovy
Faust on January 3, 1907 in Philadelphia with Geraldine Farrar, Pol Plançon, Riccardo Stracciari, Josephine Jacoby, Lina Simeoli, Bernard Bégué, Samuel Bovy
Concert on January 22, 1907 in New York with Marie Rappold, Katherine Fleischer-Edel, Bella Alten, Alois Burgstaller, Otto Goritz, Geraldine Farrar, Antonio Scotti, Lina Cavalieri, Louise Homer, Louise Kirkby-Lunn, Celestina Boninsegna, Riccardo Stracciari, Marcella Sembrich, Hans Morgenstern, Enrico Caruso, Bessie Abott, Marcel Journet, Samuel Bovy, Arturo Vigna (given before Salome)
Carmen on January 29, 1907 in Phildelphia with Olive Fremstad, Marie Rappold, Marcel Journet, Marie Mattfeld, Josephine Jacoby, Albert Reiss, Eugène Dufriche, Bernard Bégué, Jules-Charles Simard, Samuel Bovy
Carmen on February 2, 1907 in New York Olive Fremstad, Marie Rappold, Marcel Journet, Marie Mattfeld, Josephine Jacoby, Albert Reiss, Eugène Dufriche, Bernard Bégué, Jules-Charles Simard, Samuel Bovy
Pagliacci on February 5, 1907 in Philadelphia with Lina Cavalieri, Antonio Scotti, Jules-Charles Simard, Albert Reiss, Arturo Vigna
Pagliacci on February 8, 1907 in New York with Lina Cavalieri, Antonio Scotti, Jules-Charles Simard, Albert Reiss, Arturo Vigna

Berlin, 1907
Königliches Opernhaus
La damnation de Faust on April 4/6 with Lindsay, Renaud, Chalmin, Jehin
Don Carlo on April 9 with Mme Lindsay, Mme Brozia, Mme Deschamps-Jéhin, Renaud, Chaliapin, Bouvet, Pomé
Théodora on April 11 with Mme Héglon, Renaud, Bouvet, Chalmin, Ananian, Lequien, Meurisse, Leroux
Concert on April 13: Samson et Dalila (act 1) with Mme Héglon, Bouvet, Lequien, Jéhin; Hérodiade (act 3) with Mme Grandjean, Mme Deschamps-Jéhin, Renaud, Jéhin

Buenos Aires
Teatro de la Ópera
1907
Don Carlo during July with Salomea Kruszelnicka, Maria Claessens, Giuseppe De Luca, Adamo Didur, Carlo Walter, Rodolfo Ferrari
Théodora during August (first performance in Argentina) as Andrea with Maria Claessens, Giuseppe De Luca, Adamo Didur, Carlo Walter, Rodolfo Ferrari
1908
Die Walküre during June with Salomea Krusceniski, Elena Rakowska, Maria Claessens, Rosa Garavaglia, Lucia Ferrari, Lina Garavaglia, Emma Bornigia, Luisa Bianco, Europa Delcorso, Edwige Vaccari, Adamo Didur, Andres Perelló de Segurola
Thaïs during July with Livia Berlendi, Maria Vaccari, Lina Garavaglia, Rosa Garavaglia, Riccardo Stracciari, Costantino Thos, Guglielmo Niola
Théodora during July with Maria Claessens, Lina Garavaglia, Rosa Garavaglia, Giuseppe De Luca, Andres Perelló de Segurola
Ariane during August with Livia Berlendi, Maria Claessens, Riccardo Stracciari
Teatro Colón
1910
La vestale on May 21/22/28-June 7-July 27 with Ester Mazzoleni, Alice Cucini, Francesco Bonini, Giulio Cirino, Edoardo Vitale
Die Walküre on June 30/July 2/3/7/13/20 Laura Pasini Vitale, Elvira Magliulo, Blanca Lavin, Adamo Didur, Sebastiano Cirrotto
Samson et Dalila on July 17/21/24 with Alice Cucini, Francesco Bonini, Vincenzo Bettoni, Sebastiano Cirroyyo, Edoardo Vitale
Das Rheingold on Augusst 11/13/18/28 with Giuseppe De Luca, Adamo Didur, Blanca Lavin, Laura Pasini Vitale, Flora Perini, Sebastiano Cirrotto, Vincenzo Bettoni, Eduardo Vitale
Pagliacci on September 1 with Adelina Agostinelli, Titta Ruffo, Romano Rasponi, Cesare Spadoni, Edoardo Vitale
1914
Parsifal on May 16/17/23/26-June 4/7-August 13/15 with Elena Rakowska, Carlo Galeffi/Cesare Formichi, Nazzareno de Angelis, Luigi Manfrini, Tullio Serafin
Samson et Dalila on June 13/16/29 with Nini Frascani, Cesare Formichi, Giorgio Puliti, Giuseppe Quinzi Tapergi, Franco Paolantonio
Siegfried on July 25/28-August 1/5/8 with Elena Rakowska, Cesare Formichi, Giuseppina Bertazzoli, Lydia Lauri, Ernesto Badini, Cesare Spadoni, Luigi Manfrini, Tullio Serafin

Montevideo
Teatro Solis
1907
Don Carlo on August 18 with Salomea Kruszelnicka, Maria Claessens, Giuseppe De Luca, Adamo Didur, Carlo Walter, Rodolfo Ferrari
Théodora on August 20 with Maria Claessens, Giuseppe De Luca, Adamo Didur, Carlo Walter, Rodolfo Ferrari
1908
Die Walküre during August with Salomea Kruszelnicka, Elena Rakowska, Adamo Didur, Andrés Perelló de Segurola, Maria Claessens, Gaetano Bavagnoli

Milano, Scala
1909
Théodora during April with Marguerite Merentiè, Elisa Bruno, Rodolfo Angelini Fornari, Francesco Maria Bonini, Giulio Cirino

Roma, Costanzi
Tristan und Isolde on December 16/18/19/23/28, 1909-January 9/11, 1910 with Felicia Kaschowska (Janaury 9)/Maria Grisi, Maria Pozzi, Domenico Viglione Borghese, Sebastiano Cirotto, Salvatore Sabatano, Ettore Trucchi Dorini, Giuseppe Gironi, Virgilio Mentasti, Mascagni

Roma, Santa Cecilia
Concerto during January 1909 with Eugenia Makarov, Rina Giachetti, Salomea Krusceniski, Francesco Marconi, Fernando De Lucia, Giuseppe De Luca

Madrid
Teatro Real
1910
Siegfried on November 16/19/22/27/29 with Elena Rakowska, Sra. Gallascini, Benedetto Challis, José Fernández, Eugenio Gottlieb
1911
Die Götterdämmerung on November 11/19/26-December 6 with Kriesten Rabl, Olga Carrara, Benedetto Challis, Luigi Rossato, Walter Rabl
Das Rheingold on November 15/21 with Olga Carrara, Virginia Guerrini, Benedetto Challi, Angelo Masini Pieralli, Carlo Bonfanti, W. Rabl
Siegfried on November 29 with Kriesten Rabl, Enriqueta Aceña, Beatriz Wheeler, Benedetto Challis, Carlo Bonfanti, Walter Rabl
Wagner festival on December 4 excerpts from Rienzi, Der fliegende Holländer, Parsifal
Tristan und Isolde on December 12/16/19/24, 28 Cecilia Gagliardi, Virginia Guerrini, Carlo Walter, Benedetto Challis, Carlos Del Pozo, Gino Marinuzzi
Benefit concert on December 15 for the Association of Spanish Actors
1914
Parsifal on January 1/3/7/11/14 with Alice Gusalewics, Domenico Viglione Borghese, Gaudio Mansueto, José Torres de Luna, José Lasalle
1919/1920
Die Walküre on December 4/7/8/13/16-January 1/5 with Elsa Raccanelli, María del Camino Béjar, Rina Galo, Giulio Cirino, Otto Hess
Parsifal on December 26/28/30-January 11/12/17-February 8 with Elsa Raccanelli, Enrico Molinari,Vincenzo Bettoni, Ciro Scafa, Silvio Becucci, Otto Hess

Palermo, Teatro Massimo
Don Carlo during January 1911 (sharing with Giovanni Serrano) with Maria Llacer, Luisa Garibaldi, Giuseppe De Luca/Giuseppe Kaschmann, Angelo Riccieri, Vito Dammacco

Barcelona
Liceu
1912
Siegfried on November 6, 8/10/17 with Margot Kaftal, Tina Alasia, Gaietana Lluro, Luigi Silvetti, Adolfo Pacini, Emilio Sesona, Giulio Falconi
Die Walküre on December 3/4 with Margot Kaftal, Esmeralda Pucci, Tina Alasio, Luigi Rossato, Conrad Giralt, Giulio Falconi
1920
Il monaco nero during January (sharing with Gennaro De Tura) with Alice Baron, Camino Bejar, Aga Lahowska, Marcel Journet
Die Walküre on January 30-February 1/2 with Alice Baron, María del Camino Béjar, Aga Lahowska, Marcel Journet, Conrad Giralt, Antoni Ribera
Parsifal on April 4/7/9/11/14 with Teresina Burchi, Domenico Viglione Borghese, Marcel Journet, Ciro Patino, Otto Hess

Bruxelles, La Monnaie
Venise on November 8, 1913 with Léon Ponzio, Louis Dufranne, Octave Dua, Gaston Demarcy, Valata, Vinck, Mme Kousnetzoff, Alice Viceroy, Blanche Cuvelier, Maria Prick, Berthe Somers, Léon Jehin(Total 10)

Lisbon, S. Carlo
Parsifal during January 1921 (sharing with Isidoro Fagoaga) with Maria Llacer, Enrico Molinari, Aristide Baracchi, Giulio Cirino, Bruno Carmassi, Angelo Pavia, Lazaro Erauzkin, Manuela Pinto Basto, Vida Ferluga
References:
  • Jean-Pierre Mouchon: Étude № 51, 2012, Association Internationale de Chant Lyrique
  • Le Figaro
  • Noël & Stoullig
  • MET Archives
  • I wish to thank Juan Dzazópulos for the South America and Madrid informations;
  • Roberto Marcocci for the Palermo, Buenos Aires and Portugal informations;
  • Jaume Tribó who provided the information on Rousseliére's performances in Barcelona, from his "Annals del Gran Teatre del Liceu" (unpublished, except Volume One covering 1847–1897).
  • Charles Rousselière sings Tannhäuser: Adorez Dieu (which is a part of O Walther, der du also sangest)

    Charles Rousselière sings Hérodiade: Adieu donc, vains objets

    Charles Rousselière sings La damnation de Faust: Nature immense

    Charles Rousselière sings Siegfried: Nothung! Nothung! Glaive rêvé

    Charles Rousselière sings Mireille: Anges du paradis
    In RA format

    Charles Rousselière sings Mireille: Ô Magali, with Charlotte Agussol

    Charles Rousselière sings La Juive: Rachel, quand du Seigneur
    In RA format

    Charles Rousselière sings Die Walküre: Plus d'hiver
    In RA format

    Charles Rousselière singsWerther: Rêve... extase... bonheur!
    In RA format

    Charles Rousselière singsLes barbares: N'oublions pas les sacrifices
    In RA format

    Charles Rousselière singsSalammbô: Ne les détourne pas, ces regards radieux

    Picture of Mireille Label

    Picture of Salamnbo Label

    Picture of Tosca Label

    Picture of Tosca Label, back side
    Many thanks to Anton Bieber for the recording of Ô Magali.
    I wish to thank Richard J. Venezia for the recording (Werther).
    I wish to thank Robert Schlesinger for the recording (Walküre).
    I wish to thank Serge Escalaïs for the pictures of the Tosca and Mireille labels.
    Discography:
    Jean-Pierre Mouchon: Étude № 51, 2012, Association Internationale de Chant Lyrique, has a discography, not complete but very extensive.

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