Joseph Rogatchewsky

Joseph Rogatchewsky (20 November 1891 – 31 March 1985) was a Russian Empire-born operatic tenor.

Born in Mirgorod (Ukraine), he came to Paris shortly before the First World War and volunteered in the French army. He then entered the Conservatoire de Paris and obtained a first prize in singing and opera. The Opéra-Comique hired him in 1922 and two years later Maurice Corneil de Thoran invited him to Brussels, at La Monnaie to sing the title role in Werther, which made him famous. The major institutions invited him: the Wiener Staatsoper, the Opéra Garnier, the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Deutsche Oper Berlin opened up to him, but he preferred to stay at the Théâtre de la Monnaie and settle permanently in Brussels. In 1944, he sang José in Carmen at New York City Opera opposite Jennie Tourel.

He played many roles, the most important of which were in Tannhäuser, Parsifal and Lohengrin. However, it is mainly in French opera that he had his greatest successes.

Upon the death of Maurice Corneil de Thoran in January 1953, he was called upon to direct the Théâtre of La Monnaie, a position he held until 1959, giving way to Maurice Huisman. He then was a singing instructor at the Conservatoire royal de Mons.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 20, 1891, Died March 31, 1985 (Ixelles - Elsene)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 37 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) WLX89 10-in. 7/7/1927 Aubade Élie Cohen ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Tenor vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX90 10-in. 7/11/1927 Je crois entendre encore Élie Cohen ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Tenor vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX107 12-in. 10/19/1927 En fermant les yeux Élie Cohen ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX108 12-in. 10/19/1927 Récit et air Élie Cohen ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX139 12-in. 11/21/1927 Récit et cavatine Désiré Defauw ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX142 12-in. 11/21/1927 Récit et romance de Lowko Désiré Defauw ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX291 12-in. 3/12/1928 Faust : En vain j'interroge Élie Cohen ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) WL545 10-in. 7/11/1927 Berceuse Élie Cohen ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) WL546 10-in. 7/11/1927 Berceuse Élie Cohen ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX656 12-in. 12/5/1928 Oh, pardonnez-moi Élie Cohen ; Germaine Féraldy ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX661 12-in. 3/13/1929 Ah! Rends-moi ton amour Élie Cohen ; Germaine Féraldy ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX676 12-in. 12/7/1928 Air de "La petite table" et "Recitatif de Des Grieux" Élie Cohen ; Germaine Féraldy ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX677 12-in. 12/7/1928 Le rêve Élie Cohen ; Germaine Féraldy ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX689 12-in. 12/12/1928 Je suis seul; Ah!, Fuyez, douce image Élie Cohen ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX693 12-in. 12/12/1928 Scene et air du Comte des Grieux Élie Cohen ; Louis Guénot ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Vocal duet (tenor and baritone), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX724 12-in. 12/30/1928 Quelqu'un! Vite a mon banc de Pierre! Élie Cohen ; Germaine Féraldy ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX725 12-in. 12/30/1928 Non!, Je ne veux pas croire Andrée Bernadet ; Élie Cohen ; Germaine Féraldy ; Jeanne Rambert ; Joseph Rogatchewsky ; Andrée Vavon ; Georges Villier Vocal sextet with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX726 12-in. 12/30/1928 Manon! Avez-vous peur? Élie Cohen ; Germaine Féraldy ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX727 12-in. 12/30/1928 On l'appelle Manon Élie Cohen ; Germaine Féraldy ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) WL950 10-in. 3/8/1928 Le lied d'Ossian Élie Cohen ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) WL969 10-in. 3/12/1928 De mon amie fleur endormie Élie Cohen ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1273 10-in. 11/1/1928 O douces mains Élie Cohen ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1275 10-in. 11/1/1928 Mort de Werther Élie Cohen ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1278 10-in. 11/3/1928 O de beautes égales Élie Cohen ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1319 10-in. approximately December 1, 1928 Le ciel luisait d'étoiles Élie Cohen ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 37 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rogatchewsky, Joseph," accessed July 15, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/359847.

Rogatchewsky, Joseph. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 15, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/359847.

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