Félix Vieuille

Félix Vieuille (15 October 1872, Saujon – 28 February 1953, Saujon) was a French operatic bass who sang for more than four decades with the Opéra-Comique in Paris during the first half of the twentieth century. He created roles in numerous world premieres, most notably portraying Arkel in the original production of Claude Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande in 1902 which he went on to sing 208 times at that house. He possessed a rich voice and a solid technique which helped sustain his career for a long time. His voice is preserved on a number of recordings made on the Odeon, Lyrophon, and Beka labels.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 15th, 1872 (Saujon), Died February 28th, 1953

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908

Roles Represented in DAHR: bass vocal

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-6679 12-in. 12/19/1908 Alerte! Alerte! Enrico Caruso ; Geraldine Farrar ; Félix Vieuille Vocal trio (soprano, tenor, and bass), with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-6681 12-in. 12/19/1908 Que voulez-vous, Messieurs? Enrico Caruso ; Emilio de Gogorza ; Félix Vieuille Vocal trio (tenor, baritone, and bass), with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Vieuille, Félix," accessed June 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/349226.

Vieuille, Félix. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/349226.

"Vieuille, Félix." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 June 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/349226

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