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Georges Thill (Tenor)

Born: December 14, 1897 - Paris, France
Died: October 17, 1984 - Draguignan, Paris, France

The distinguished French tenor, Georges Thill, studied at the Paris Conservatoire and with Fernando De Lucia in Naples.

Returning to Paris, Georges Thill sang at the Opéra-Comique. He made his first appearance at the Opéra as Nicias in Thaïs in February 1924, and continued to sing there regularly until 1940. He appeared at Londonís Covent Garden in 1928 and 1937. He made his Metropolitan debut in New York as Romeo in March 1931, remaining on the companyís roster until 1932. His farewell appearance was as Canio at the Opéra-Comique in 1953. His outstanding roles included Don José, Romeo, Julien in Louise, Aeneas, and Samson. He was also a fine singer of Italian and German roles.



Source: Bakerís Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (January 2002)

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