Levasseur, Nicolas-Prosper

OPERA SINGER (FRANCE)
BORN 9 Mar 1791, Bresle, Somme - DIED 7 Dec 1871, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 25)

Nicolas-Prosper Levasseur studied at the Conservatory in Paris from 1807 to 1811. Pierre-Jean Garat was his teacher. In 1813 he debuted at the Opéra in Pairs as Osman Pacha in "La caravane du Caire" by André Grétry. From 1815 to 1817 he was engaged at the King's Theatre in London. From 1820 to 1822 he sang at La Scala in Milan.

He is best known for his performances in Rossini's operas at the Théâtre-Italien in Paris between 1819 and 1828. From 1827 to 1853 he worked for the Opéra in Paris where he sang in many premieres. From 1841 to 1870 he was a teacher at the Conservatory in Paris. He died in Paris in 1871.

Events
26/3/1827Premiere of Rossini's "Moïse et Pharaon, ou Le Passage de la mer Rouge" at the opera in Paris. The libretto was written by Luigi Balocchi and Etienne de Jouy. Nicolas Levasseur was Moses. Adolphe Nourrit was Amenophis and Laure cinti Damoreau was Anaïde. [Nourrit, Adolphe]
21/11/1831Premiere of Meyerbeer's "Robert le Diable" at the Opéra in Paris. It included a ballet in the third act with Marie Taglioni as the ballerina. François Habeneck was the conductor and singers included Adolphe Nourrit as Robert and Laure Cinti-Damoreau as Isabelle. [Meyerbeer, Giacomo][Nourrit, Adolphe][Taglioni, Marie]

Images

The grave of Nicolas-Prosper Levasseur at the Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)

 

Sources
Robert le diable - Wikipedia
Nicolas-Prosper Levasseur — Wikipédia
Moïse et Pharaon - Wikipedia


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Published: 27 Oct 2019
Last update: 27 Oct 2019