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Louis Noguera (Bass-Baritone)

Born: October 12, 1910 - Algiers, Algeria
Died: March 8, 1984 - Paris, France

The Algerian bass-baritone, Louis Noguera (original name: Louis Claver), began his career in 1935 at the Grand Opéra Paris and sang for many years in this opera house. In 1945 he made his debut at the second major opera house in the French capital, the Opéra-Comique, as Escamillo in Carmen. During his career he performed at these two opera houses in a variety of roles from the bass-baritone repertoire, among them should be mentioned the title role in Wilhelm Tell by Rossini, Valentin in Faust by Charles Gounod, Ourrias in Mireille by the same composer, Lescaut in Manon by Massenet, the title role in Rigoletto by Verdi, Zurga and Nourabad in Pêcheurs de Perles by Georges Bizet, Shylock in Le Marchand de Venise by Reynaldo Hahn, Beckmesser in Meistersinger and Alberich the Nibelung Ring. On June 2, 1948, he appeared at the Opéra-Comique in the premiere of the opera La Carrosse du Saint Sacrement by Henri Busser. There were also guest performances and concert appearances in the French music centers.

In 1955 Louis Noguera was appointed professor at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique in Paris, a post which he held until 1979.

Recordings: Columbia (Nourabad in Pêcheurs de perles), Pathé (L'Enfance du Christ by Berlioz, selection from Ivan IV By G. Bizet).

Source: Kutsch-Riemens: Großes Sängerlexikon, English translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2011)
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Manfred Krugmann (May 2011, Bio & Photos 01-04)

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BWV 106

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