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    					  Mathilde Bauermeister 
				     Table of Contents     					  David Bispham

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Artists
- The Artists -- with an index to their Mapleson recordings
- Bernard Bégué

Bernard Bégué


, baritone, made his Metropolitan Opera debut as the Herald in Otello, on opening night, November 24, 1902. His other roles that season were Fiorello in Barbiere, Marullo and Borsa in Rigoletto, Sciarrone in Tosca, Retz in Huguenots, Morales in Carmen, D'Obigny in Traviata, an Officer in Prophète, the Corporal in Fille du Régiment, and Gregorio in Roméo et Juliette. He received $760 for singing fifty-two performances. Most of Grau's supporting artists were not re-engaged by Heinrich Conried when he took over the theater in 1903, but Bégué survived under both Conried and Giulio Gatti-Casazza until 1917. He sang Zuniga with Fremstad, Caruso, and Journet in the tour performance of Carmen the night of the San Francisco earthquake.

ERNANI (Jago): Side 5/Bands 1, 2

TOSCA (Sciarrone): Side 7/Band 6

    					  Mathilde Bauermeister 
				     Table of Contents     					  David Bispham