Panzéra, Charles (Auguste Louis)

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Panzéra, Charles (Auguste Louis)

Panzéra, Charles (Auguste Louis) noted Swiss-born French baritone and teacher; b. Geneva, Feb. 16, 1896; d. Paris, June 6, 1976. He studied at the Paris Cons. He made his operatic debut as Albert in Werther at the Paris Opéra-Comique in 1919, and then gave concerts in Europe and America; also taught at the Juilliard School of Music in N.Y. In 1949 he was appointed a prof, at the Paris Cons. He excelled in the interpretation of French songs. He publ. L’Art de chanter (Paris, 1945), L’Amour de chanter (Paris, 1957), L’Art VOCAL: 30 leçons de chant (Paris, 1959), and Votre voix: Directives générales (Paris, 1967).

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