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Mady Mesplé


Mady Mesplé is usually an excellent French lyric coloratura soprano who was simply active from your late 1950s with the 1980s. Her operatic profession was devoted to the primary coloratura functions, including Verdi’s Rigoletto, Offenbach’s Stories of Hoffmann, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, and Mozart’s The Magic Flute, but she actually is best kept in mind for the name part in Delibes’ Lakmé. Many consider her EMI documenting of that personal role to become definitive. She also excelled in shows of new functions, so when a recitalist. Mesplé was created in Toulouse in 1931. She went to the neighborhood music academy, earning prizes both in performing and piano, and in 1953 she produced her stage debut in Liège, as Lakmé. She after that added Lucia as well as the Queen of the night time to her resumé using the Belgian Country wide Opera, and in 1956 she became a member of the Opéra-Comique in Paris. 1958 marked her debut in the Opéra de Paris, where she sang Constance in Poulenc’s Dialogue from the Carmelites, Oscar in Verdi’s El ballo in Maschera, and multiple functions in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortileges. Through the 1960s Mesplé branched out into newer music. Charles Chaynes made up his Four Poems of Sappho on her behalf, and in 1963 she premiered Gian Carlo Menotti’s opera THE FINAL Savage. She was also the first ever to sing the French edition of Hans Werner Henze’s Elegy for Youthful Fans in 1965, and Pierre Boulez selected Mesplé for his shows of Schoenberg’s Jacob’s Ladder. Mesplé’s discography is definitely split fairly similarly between French operetta (specifically Offenbach), opera, and recital books. Although her Lakmé eclipses her additional operatic recordings in acknowledgement and recognition, her Werther (with Georges Prêtre on EMI) and Guillaume Inform (with Lamberto Gardelli, also on EMI) will also be worth a pay attention. Her perhaps most obviously song recording is definitely of the entire tunes of Ravel with Dalton Baldwin, Gabriel Bacquier, and José vehicle Dam.

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Full Name Mady Mesplé
Date Of Birth March 7, 1931
Profession Opera Singer
Music Songs Lakmé : Flower Duet, À sa guitare, Ballade de la reine morte d'aimer, 4 Chansons de jeunesse : III. Pierrot, Fiançailles pour rire, on Poems by Louise de Vilmorin, FP 101: V. Violon, "Couple amoureux aux accents méconnus", 4 poèmes de Sappho pour soprano et trio à cordes : Tiakika, Tiakika, Gygyla ao Gay Kaoé, Fiançailles pour rire, on Poems by Louise de Vilmorin, FP 101: II. Dans l’herbe, "Je ne peux plus rien dire", "O Paris, gai séjour de plaisir", Grande valse extr. des "Cent vierges", Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Act 1: "Les oiseaux dans la charmille", 4 Chansons de jeunesse : I. Pantomime, Mignon - Acte 2 - Récit & Polonaise : Oui pour ce soir... Je suis Titania la blonde, Les chemins de l’amour, on a Text by Jean Anouilh, FP 106a, Les Noces de Jeannette - Air du rossignol : Au bord du chemin qui passe à ma porte, Le Roi d'Ys, Act 3: "Cher Mylio... À l'autel, j'allais rayonnant", Les Filles de Cadix, La Veuve joyeuse - Acte II - Chanson de Vylia : Là-bas dans nos rudes vallées, Deux Poèmes de Ronsard Op.26 : Rossignol, mon mignon, 5 Mélodies populaires grecques : IV Chanson de cueilleuses de lentisques, Deux Poèmes de Ronsard Op.26 : Ciel, aer, et vens, Fiançailles pour rire, on Poems by Louise de Vilmorin, FP 101: III. Il vole, "En allant se coucher le soleil", 4 poèmes de Sappho pour soprano et trio à cordes : Tu es venue Gyla, tu as bien fait, comme j'avais envie de toi, 4 poèmes de Sappho pour soprano et trio à cordes : Gongyla, Gongyla, si je te vois un instant, In Furore, Motet pour soprano et orchestre à cordes, en ut mineur, RV 626, 4 poèmes de Sappho pour soprano et trio à cordes : Eros qui donne la douleur, Un jour, tu verras, Manteau de fleurs, Lakmé, Act 3: "Tu m'as donné le plus doux rêve", Légendes de la Forêt viennoise, 4 Chansons de jeunesse : IV. Apparition, Lakmé, Act I: Viens, Mallika, Paysage sentimental, Chansons grises : N°4 L'heure exquise
Albums Lakmé (Chœurs et Orchestre du Théâtre National de l'Opéra-Comique), Mady Mesplé - Arias & Duets, Debussy: Intégrale des Mélodies, Werther, Discovering Opera 15 - Orpheus in the underworld highlights, Album du 80ème anniversaire, The Very Best Of Mady Mesplé, Guillaume Tell

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Cinéma 16 1982 TV Series La cantatrice
L'escarpolette 1982 TV Movie Ginette
Ciboulette 1980 TV Movie Ciboulette
Le château des Carpathes 1976 TV Movie La Silla -une cantatrice italienne
Lucien Leuwen 1973-1974 TV Mini-Series



Misfits 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Simpsons 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The American President 1995 performer: "Viens, Mallika"
Opéra imaginaire 1993 TV Movie performer: "Music from Lakme"
Jacquot de Nantes 1991 performer: "La Fille de Madame Angot"
Someone to Watch Over Me 1987 performer: "Viens Malika... Dôme épais le jasmin" Duet from opéra-comique "Lakmé"



L'heure de Mady Mesplé 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself
Champs-Elysées 1982-1988 TV Series Herself
L'école des fans 1984 TV Series Herself
Top à... 1974 TV Series Herself
Le grand échiquier 1972 TV Series Herself
Gala de l'union 1969 TV Series Herself

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