Gabriel Bacquier

French opera singer

Gabriel Bacquier (17 May 1924 – 13 May 2020) was a French operatic baritone.[1] He was a long-term member of the Opéra-Comique and the Paris Opera. He also appeared at leading opera houses in Europe and the United States.

Gabriel Bacquier
Augustin-Raymond-Théodore-Louis Bacquier

(1924-05-17)17 May 1924
Béziers, France
Died13 May 2020(2020-05-13) (aged 95)
OccupationOperatic baritone

Bacquier made his American debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in 1962 as the High Priest in Samson et Dalila by Saint-Saëns.

Bacquier died on 13 May 2020, aged 95.[2]


  1. Rosenthal, Harold and John Warrack. (1979, 2nd ed.). The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Opera. London, New York and Melbourne: Oxford University Press. p. 27. ISBN 0-19-311318-X.
  2. Yannick Boussaert: Décès de Gabriel Bacquier (in French) 13 May 2020. Accessed 13 May 2020.