Merkès, Marcel

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Merkès, Marcel Gender: M
born on 7 July 1920 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Bordeaux, France, 44n50, 0w34
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 14°35' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 18°27 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 20°11'


French tenor operetta singer, a prolific performer at the Théâtre Mogador in Paris.

After receiving several prizes in singing at the Conservatoire de Bordeaux, he started at the age of 22 years at the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux in the role of Des Grieux in Manon, an opera by Jules Massenet. He often performed an operetta duo with his wife Paulette Merval, a singer and violinist, who he had met at the Conservatoire de Bordeaux. They totalled more than 10,500 performances and recorded many records in their careers. Their son, Alain Merkès, also pursued a career as singer under the name Alain Valmer. Marcel Merkès died in Pessac on 30 March 2007.

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Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni database, 'entertainment' file quotes Gauquelin.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/Opera (Tenor operetta singer)