Michel Cadiou

27 April 1931 Paris – February 2015

Picture of Michel Cadiou with Jacques Pottier
with Jacques Pottier

Picture of Michel Cadiou LP cover

Michel Cadiou singsLes pêcheurs de perles: Je crois entendre encore
In RA format

Michel Cadiou singsRigoletto: Qu'une belle
In RA format

Michel Cadiou singsPensée d'automne
In RA format

He worked in a metal plant before studying voice at the Conservatoire National in Paris with Jean Claverie and Roger Bourdin. Debut 1958 in Vals-les-Bains as Vincent. The same year, he joined the Opéra-Comique, where he made his debut again as Vincent. From 1959 also at the Paris Opéra (debut role: Italienischer Sänger in Rosenkavalier).

He sang at the two large Paris opera theaters into the 1970s: lyrical parts like Alfredo, Duca, Almaviva, Wilhelm Meister, Pinkerton, Gérald, Jacquino, and increasingly comprimario parts. Guest appearances in Lille, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Marseille, Liège, Lisbon, Barcelona and Palermo.

In the 1980s, he sang operetta in Paris and the French provinces.

Reference: Kutsch & Riemens

Matthew Sampson provided the top picture: thank you!
I wish to thank Christian Torrent for the LP cover.
I wish to thank Georges Cardol for the recordings (Les pêcheurs de perles, Rigoletto).
I wish to thank Georges Voisin for the recording (Pensée d'automne).

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