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Dabadie, Henri-Bernard

Elizabeth Forbes

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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(b Pau, Jan 19, 1797; d Paris, May 1853). French baritone. He studied at the Paris Conservatoire and made his début in 1819 at the Opéra as Cinna in Spontini’s La vestale. During the 16 years he sang at the Opéra, he created several roles in operas by Rossini: Pharaoh in Moïse et Pharaon (1827), Raimbaud in Le comte Ory (1828) and William Tell (1829). He sang Pietro in the first performance of Auber’s La muette de Portici (1828). Having created Belcore in Auber’s Le philtre (1831) in Paris, he sang the same role at the première of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore (1832) in Milan. Back at the Opéra he sang Count Dehorn in the first performance of Auber’s Gustave III (1833) and created Ruggiero in Halévy’s La Juive in 1835, the year of his retirement. His wife, the soprano Louise Dabadie, frequently sang with him....

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