Gaston Dehousse du Casino de Spa. He was one of the first singers to record traditional folk songs from Wallonie.
In this newspaper on page 11, he is listed in
a programme for a whole week, 3rd to 9th of October, 1924, in the concert hall of a huge and famous Amsterdam
café-and-restaurant. Strange to meet an opera singer in that context, and he actually is the only opera singer on the roster.
He is said
to be tenor in Lièges.
2095at Tosca: Le ciel luisait d'étoiles F42609
2094at Tosca: O de beautés égales F42610
2098af Werther : Pourquoi me réveiller F42611
20991/2af Werther Je ne sais si je veille F42612
Sigurd: Le bruit des chants s'éteint
Rigoletto: Qu'une belle F42607
Le Crucifix with Louis Lynel F40201
In th liner notes of the Yves BECKO collection issued by the BN Belgium, Dehousse,
ténor du Casino de Spa is listed as having reoorded arias from Faust, Hérodiade,
Werther, Si J'étais roi, La Tosca, La Bohème, Cavalleria rusticana and Sigurd.
His discography also contains airs and mélodies wallons: Lèyiz-me plorer, Tchantez,
Djèniton, Li Cariyon de Palâsde (P. van Damme), Lu Coq wallon (F. Gaillard), Li
Tchant dès Wallons (L. Hillier), Li Meus des fleurs (C. De Vos) and So l'tombe
di m'mère (Hannay).
I wish to thank Christian Torrent for the additions to the discography.
I wish to thank Robert Schlesinger for the label, newspaper information and recording.