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© 1996-2016 by Historical Tenors/François Nouvion; © 2017 by Historical Tenors/Robert Schlesinger
AN ERA IS OVER...
...A NEW ONE BEGINS
GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS
Regular visitors to this site will already have suspected that something must be wrong: over more than a year, nothing has been uploaded, nothing has been changed. And something is wrong indeed, very wrong: François Nouvion is no longer with us. He has died, all of a sudden, on June 18th, 2016. That's the bad news.
But his website, and that's the good news, will live on – on a new server, technically improved, but otherwise basically unchanged. And it will grow further and (hopefully) flourish. Mr. Nouvion's wife, some of his personal friends and I think that this is the best way to perpetuate François Nouvion's memory.
So please follow the Historical Tenors website into its future and click on:
And don't forget to update your bookmarks, please!
I wish to thank Maricel Nouvion, Victor Roman and Thomas Silverbörg; without their help, saving the enormous wealth of information collected on this website would not have been possible.
Born in Paris, France, on October 25th, 1943, François Nouvion spent his life in Switzerland, where he studied, the USA, where he worked, and the Philippines, where he retired to. His occupation was in the IT industry, but his true vocation was opera: having started to collect operatic records, photos and books as a teenager already, he became an eminent expert, and a passionate one – particularly on tenors. His passion could make him quite belligerent at times, but his heritage to the world is a work of pure love: the most complete website on tenors, an encyclopedia beyond comparison, in which he had invested many years of his life and all his huge love for opera.
© 1997-2016 by Historical Tenors/François Nouvion
© 2017 by Historical Tenors/Robert Schlesinger