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    					  Suzanne Adams 
				     Table of Contents     					  Georg Anthes

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Artists
- The Artists -- with an index to their Mapleson recordings
- Albert Alvarez

Albert Alvarez


(1860-1933), French dramatic tenor from Bordeaux, sang four seasons at the Metropolitan Opera, and was featured on two opening nights: his debut in Roméo, December 18, 1899, and Otello in 1902, both opposite Emma Eames. A military band director who had turned to singing, Alvarez was a veteran of the Paris Opéra, where he sang Nicias in the world premiere of Thaïs, and of Covent Garden, where he sang opposite Calvé in the world premiere of Massenet's Navarraise. During 1902-03, his last Met season, Alvarez was the leading tenor in Otello, Carmen, Prophète, Huguenots, Pagliacci, Faust, Roméo, and Aida. He received $59,640 for forty performances, his fee of $1,500 per appearance comparing favorably with the $960 per performance paid the following season to the new leading tenor, Enrico Caruso.

LE CID (Rodrigue): Side 3/Bands 5, 7, 8

FAUST (Faust): Side 1/Bands 4, 7, 10

PAGLIACCI (Canio): Side 6/Band 4

    					  Suzanne Adams 
				     Table of Contents     					  Georg Anthes