Gérard Souzay


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(b Angers, 1918; d Antibes, 2004).

Fr. baritone. Recital début Paris 1945. NY début 1950. Occasional appearances in opera, début 1957 at Aix Fest. (Count Robinson in Il matrimonio segreto). Salzburg Fest. début 1959; NY Met début 1965; Glyndebourne 1965. Best known for fine singing of Fr. songs and Ger. Lieder. Accompanist from 1954, Dalton Baldwin. Joined faculty of Indiana Univ. Sch. of Mus., Bloomington, 1985, Univ. of Texas in Austin 1986.

Subjects: Opera.

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