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Encyclopedia > Victor Maurel

Victor Maurel (June 17, 1848 in Marseilles-October 22, 1923 in New York City ) was a French baritone. Educated in music at the Paris Conservatory, he made his debut in opera in Paris in 1868, and in London in 1873. Maurel had a reputation for his acting skills and vocal method. He created the leading part of Iago in Giuseppe Verdi's Otello and Falstaff, and was equally capable in fine in Wagnerian and Italian opera. Later in life, he taught singing in New York. June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Marseilles redirects here. ... October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: The Big Apple Motto: Official website: City of New York Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... Conservatoire de Paris, or Paris Conservatoire, has been central to the evolution of music in France and Western Europe. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... See also: 1867 in music, other events of 1868, 1869 in music and the list of years in music. Events Modest Mussorgsky begins work on Boris Godunov, which is completed six years later Johannes Brahms completes his orchestral and choral work, Ein deutsches Requiem (Opus 25) Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovskys... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... See also: 1872 in music, other events of 1873, 1874 in music and the list of years in music. Events Published popular music Silver Threads Among the Gold by Hart Pease Danks & Eben Eugene Rexford The German Polka by Gus Williams Home on the Range by Daniel Kelly & Brewster M... Giuseppe Verdi, by Giovanni Boldini, 1886 (National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome) Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (October 10, 1813 – January 27, 1901) is to date the most influential composer of the 19th centurys Italian School of Opera. ... Otello is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Arrigo Boito, based on Shakespeares play Othello. ... Falstaff is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi, adapted by Arrigo Boito from Shakespeares play The Merry Wives of Windsor. ... Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner (May 22, 1813 in Leipzig – February 13, 1883 in Venice) was an influential German composer, conductor, music theorist, and essayist, primarily known for his groundbreaking symphonic-operas (or music dramas). His compositions are notable for their continuous contrapuntal texture, rich harmonies and orchestration, and elaborate... Italian opera can be divided into three periods, the Baroque, the Romantic and the modern. ...


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Marston - The Complete Adelina Patti and Victor Maurel (3498 words)
Victor Maurel’s obituary in the New York Sun, written by its eminent critic W. Henderson, is entitled ‘The Greatest of Singing Actors.’ No French singer before Maurel enjoyed such repute, nor would any do so again; perhaps it was no coincidence he was born in 1848—; an appropriately revolutionary year.
It was at Maurel’s suggestion that Leoncavallo composed the Prologue, and Tonio originally had the last words: ‘la commedia è finita,’ a practice which continued as long as Maurel sang the role.
Maurel whispered this not-too-distinguished text with a kind of magical subtlety that was transfiguring.
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Many well known actors and actresses, opera singers, dancers and music hall performers were persuaded to appear in short films which were synchronised with phonograph recordings, although in some cases the accompaniment consisted of sound effects or music rather than dialogue.
Among the celebrities to be filmed were the famous French baritone Victor Maurel (1848-1923) singing arias from Don Juan and Falstaff; the ballerinas Rosita Mauri and Zambelli; Gabriella Réjane (1857-1920) from the Comédie-Française; the comic opera star Mariette Sully; and the dancer and courtesan Cléo de Mérode.
The leading French actor Benoît-Constant Coquelin (1841-1909) appeared in the duel scene from Rostand's Cyrano de Begerac, a role that he had created in 1897.
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