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Léopold Simoneau

(1916—2006)


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(b Saint‐Flavien, Quebec, 1916; d Victoria, BC, 2006).

Canadian tenor. Opera début Montreal 1941 (Hadji in Lakmé). Début, Opéra Comique, Paris, and Opéra, 1949. Glyndebourne début 1951; Chicago Opera 1954; Salzburg Fest. 1956; NY Met 1963. Noted Mozartian. Art. dir. L'Opéra du Quebec 1971–2. Trans. Reynaldo Hahn's Du chant (On Singers and Singing, 1990) and from 1990 wrote opera surtitles in Eng. and Fr.

Subjects: Opera.


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