Ferdinand Prévôt

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Prévôt as Bernardino in Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini

Ferdinand Prévôt (2 May 1800 – 11 June 1879)[1] was a French operatic bass-baritone.[2] His surname is also found spelt as Prevot or Prévost.

He was born Pierre-Ferdinand Prévôt in Caussade (Tarn-et-Garonne). He studied at the Paris Conservatory, winning the first prize in vocalisation and second prize in chant in 1823.[1]

The son of a singer, he appeared in the Paris Opéra chorus in 1818.[2] He made his debut as a soloist in Grétry's Anacréon chez Polycrate on 15 March 1824.[1] He enjoyed a long career creating a number of minor roles in important operas. He sometimes sang in the same performances with his son Alexis Prévôt (a bass) and/or Alexandre Prévôt (also a bass). Since first names are sometimes not given in the sources, it is not always possible to determine which singer is meant.[2]

Prévôt retired in 1857 and died in Vulaines.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Pierre 1900, p. 834.
  2. ^ a b c Kutsch & Riemens 2003, p. 3763.
  3. ^ Jullien 1888, p. 120.

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