Obituary: Tenor Robert Andreozzi Dies at 87

By Francisco Salazar

Tenor Robert Andreozzi  died on March 30, 2020 at the age of 87.

The tenor, who was born in La-Seyne-sur-Mer, France in 1932, studied at the conservatories in Toulouse and Paris. He made his professional debut in  1960 at the Théâtre Mogador in Paris and later made his debut at the Opéra-Comique where he went on to be a prominent artist in the 1960s.

In 1962, he made his debut at the Paris Opera where also took on a number of leading and smaller roles. He also made his debut in Monte Carlo, where was a frequent performer.

Among the many roles Andreozzi was well known for included Hoffmann “Les Contes d’Hoffmann,” the title role of “Werther,” and Don Jose in “Carmen.” The tenor was also well known for his work in operetta.

He also participated in the world premiere of the Menotti’s “Le Dernier Sauvage” in 1963.

In the 1980s he became a director and later became a professor at the Aix-en-Provence Conservatory.

He left a number of recordings including “La Belle Helène” on Philips.

Here he is in a recording of “Lakmé” and in a clip from Faure’s “Aprés un Rêve.”