Death of a premier Poulenc soprano, 95

Death of a premier Poulenc soprano, 95


norman lebrecht

February 02, 2020

The death is reported of Geneviève Moizan, a French soprano who sang from 1949 to 1968 at the Opéra de Paris and performed in the world premiere of Francis Poulenc’s Stabat Mater.

She was a notable Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust, and was popular in many other leading roles in Paris and around the Francophone opera world.


  • Vaclav says:

    Sa voix enregistrée dans l´ opera de Thomas – Mignon – (édition Preiser ou Cantus Classics) et dans l´ opérette La Mascotte de Audran.

  • Don Ciccio says:

    She’s also an unforgettable Jocaste in Enescu’s Oedipe in the must listen Charles Bruck live recording.

  • Tony Glenville says:

    A rich soprano with a mezzo timbre. She was a true French artist in her repertoire. Merci.

  • AndrewB says:

    More than just a fine voice , what is really striking here is Genevieve Moizan’s power of expression and the way she makes every word count. It is indeed a lovely account of perhaps Berlioz’s most beautiful aria.