Jean Buysson

Picture of Jean Buysson as Cavaradossi
Buysson originally was born in Amsterdam, 21 April 1870, as Jonathan (Anton) Buys.

Buysson is mentioned in 1894 as being in Paris where he married Amélie Torres, also an opera singer.

Buysson started his career in Liège (Roméo et Juliette (1 April 1900), Lakmé (4 April 1900), La Bohème (8 April 1900)), which may be the reason that he is thought of being Belgian.

From 1906-1914 he sang in Munich, in 1909/1910 in Vienna.

He died in Paris in 1945.

Jean Buysson and his wife made records in 1908. Madame Buysson-Torres made the following recordings in Berlin in 1908:
2-43059 Traviata: Er ist es
2-43060 Traviata: Von der Freude Blumenkranzen

Jean Buysson sings Der Barbier von Sevilla: Sieh schon die Morgenröte
In RA Format

Discography
I. Grammophon, Berlin, 1908
12217u   Zar und Zimmermann: Lebe wohl, mein flandrisch Mädchen   4-42018
12218u   Cavalleria Rusticana: Schäumt der süsse Wein im Becher   4-42044
12220u   Cavalleria Rusticana: O Lola, rosengleich blühn deine	  4-42043
12221u   Der Liebestrank: Heimlich aus ihrem Auge sich eine Träne 4-42016
12222-1u Carmen: Hier an dem Herzen treu geborgen                 UNPUB.
12222-2u Carmen: Hier an dem Herzen treu geborgen                 4-42019
12227-1u Der Barbier von Sevilla: Sieh schon die Morgenröte       4-42017
12227-2u Der Barbier von Sevilla: Sieh schon die Morgenröte       UNPUB.
I wish to thank Richard J Venezia for the recording.
I wish to thank Peter Schatborn for the biographical information and Richard Soper for the performances in Liège.

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