Armand Crabbé

Charles Armand Crabbé (23 April 1883, Brussels – 24 July 1947, Brussels) was a Belgian operatic baritone. He studied at the Brussels Conservatory with Désiré Demest. In 1904 he made his professional opera debut at La Monnaie as the Nightwatchman in Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. He was a leading performer at the Royal Opera House in London from 1906 to 1914 and again in 1937. He performed with the Manhattan Opera House from 1907 to 1910 and with the Chicago Grand Opera Company from 1910 to 1914. He made several appearances with the Teatro Colón and La Scala during the 1920s. He was active at the Vlaamse Opera up until his retirement in the early 1940s. From 1910, Crabbé used the pseudonym Charles Morin when performing in small roles in London.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 23rd, 1883 (Brussels), Died July 24th, 1947 (Brussels)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1925

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone vocal

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-6686 10-in. 12/10/1908 Because Armand Crabbé Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-6687 10-in. 12/28/1908 Je donnerais Armand Crabbé Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-6690 10-in. 12/29/1908 L'angelus de la mer Armand Crabbé Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor C-6691 12-in. 12/29/1908 Pensée d'automne Armand Crabbé Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-6692 10-in. 12/29/1908 Aime-moi Armand Crabbé Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-32514 10-in. 4/15/1925 La canción del olvido (Junto al puente de la pena) Armand Crabbé Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-32515 10-in. 4/15/1925 Ranchito viejo Armand Crabbé Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-32516 10-in. 4/15/1925 Na coieta Armand Crabbé Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-32517 10-in. 4/15/1925 Allá sobre la nieve Armand Crabbé Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-32518 10-in. 4/15/1925 Oui! Elle fut gaie la fete Armand Crabbé Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-32519 10-in. 4/15/1925 Ne pleure pas Armand Crabbé Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-32524 10-in. 4/18/1925 Chanson du berger Armand Crabbé Baritone vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-32525 10-in. 4/18/1925 Soir de Paques Armand Crabbé Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-[Unnumbered 1925-04-20-01] 10-in. 4/20/1925 Lettre d'amour Armand Crabbé Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-[Unnumbered 1925-04-20-02] 10-in. 4/20/1925 La riponsi a la lettre d'amour Armand Crabbé Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 587 10-in. 4/4/1911 Barcarolle Armand Crabbé ; Marguerite Sylva Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone CFR378 12-in. 3/15/1927 O vin, dissipe la tristesse Artists vary Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Crabbé, Armand," accessed August 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108807.

Crabbé, Armand. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108807.

"Crabbé, Armand." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108807

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