|OPERA SINGER, SINGING TEACHER (FRANCE)|
BORN 31 Aug 1787, Paris - DIED 6 Jun 1866, Paris|
BIRTH NAME Ponchard, Louis Antoine
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 11, chemin Méhul, ligne 4 (X 21))
Antoine Ponchard was born in 1787 as the son of a music master. He debuted in 1812 in Grétry's opera "L'Ami de maison'. In 1825 he sang the main part during the premiere of Boïeldieu's "La dame blanche" and he als performed at the premieres of Boïeldieu's operas "Petit Chaperon Rouge" and "Deux nuits". He sang in several operas by Auber.
Ponchard was also a teacher at the Conservatory in Lille, where Rosine Stoltz, Louis Henry Obin, Gustav Hippolyte Roger and Jean Baptiste Faure were among his pupils. He was married to the opera singer Marie Sophie Callault. Ponchard died in Paris in 1866.
Wife: Ponchard, Marie Sophie
Antoine Ponchard - Wikipedia