Léopold Simoneau

Legends of Lyric Tenor

Léopold Simoneau
Legends of Lyric

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Léopold Simoneau

The French-Canadian tenor Léopold Simoneau (1916 -2006) earned one of the longest and most vociferous ovations in Lyric history for his singing of “Una furtiva lagrima” in L’elisir d’amore.  He also shone in fabled Lyric performances of La traviata (opposite Maria Callas) and Così fan tutte. His name stands for the finest standards of singing, particularly in French repertoire and in the Mozart operas with which he made his name internationally.

Listen to Roger Pines's tribute to Léopold Simoneau:




Léopold Simoneau's Roles at Lyric



1954



Don Ottavio 

Don Giovanni
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Feb. 5, 10

Count Almaviva 
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Gioachino Rossini
Nov. 6, 10

Alfredo Germont
La traviata
Giuseppe Verdi
Nov. 8, 12


1956



Alfredo Germont 
La traviata
Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 26, 31

Don Ottavio 
Don Giovanni
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Oct. 29, Nov. 13


1958



Alfredo Germont 
La traviata
Giuseppe Verdi
Nov. 5, 8, 14


1961



Ferrando 
Così fan tutte
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Nov. 1, 3

Don Ottavio 
Don Giovanni
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Nov. 6, 8, 11

Leopold Simoneau with Maria Callas.TRAVIATA.1955.Lyric Opera of Chicago
Maria Callas and Léopold Simoneau in La traviata, Lyric, 1955.

 

 

 


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