I wish to thank Richard J Venezia for the recording (Africaine).
Born in 1863, studied at the Paris Conservatoire.
Debut in 1887 at the Opéra Comique in Le Châlet as Daniel
Madame Turlupin, Opéra Comique, on 5 March 1888 as Olivier and in the curtain raiser Dimanche et Lundi as Lucas.
L'Enclume, Opéra Comique, 12 October 1888 as Vincent.
Esclarmonde, Opéra, 14 May 1889, as Le Héraut byzantin.
Werther, Opéra Comique, 18 January 1894, as Werther.
Théâtre des Arts, 1892-1893 as light tenor; 1897-1898 and 1902-1903 as heroic tenor. Sang there on 25 February 1893 in Brocéliande, on 22 December 1897 in Moïna, on 18 March 1898 in Ascanio, on 17 December 1902 in La Boheme (Leoncavallo). Among other roles, he sang Mignon, Tannhäuser …etc…
1894-95, 1901-02. He sang in the first local performance of Werther and L'Attaque du Moulin and in the premiere of La Belle au Bois dormant on 7 January 1902.
Samson et Dalila, November ?, 1901
... un vero trionfo .... Rivista Teatrale Melodrammatica, 18 November 1901
Milano, Teatro Lirico, 25 October 1900 in Andrea Chenier with Sammarco and Eva Tetrazzini.
Milano, Lirico, Guglielmo Ratcliff
Nice, Louise, 1901
Mexico, 1899 as Canio, Otello and Andrea Chenier.
Gli Ugonotti, on January 3, 1901 with Bianchini-Cappelli
Pagliacci, on January 10, 1901 with Sammarco, Lina Cavalierri, Garski
Otello, on January 11/12? with Bianchi-Cappelli, Sammarco
Aida during January 1901 with Bianchini-Cappelli
Il Trovatore, on January 26, 1901 with Bianchini-Cappelli
L'Africaine, on February 6, 1901 with Sammarco
La Gioconda, on February 12, 1901 with Sammarco, Medea Borelli/Bianchini-Cappelli, Didur, Aranda-Didur, Podesti
Concert (Comemmorazione Verdi), 1 February 1901 with Sammarco
New York, Metropolitan Opera, debut on 24 February 1900 in L'Africaine, 5 March 1900 as Roméo, 10 March 1900 as Raoul.
London, Covent Garden with the San Carlo Opera as Canio (22 November 1904) and Don José (21 November 1904).
Not much else is known. He was appointed professor at the Paris Conservatory on 16 October 1919. He died on 27 June 1922.
Fonotipia, Paris, 1905 Xph 630 Sigurd: Hilda! Vierge au pâle sourire 39276 In ra Format Xph 633 Die Walküre: Lied du printemps 39279 Xph 634-2 Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller 56046 Also on Odéon Label Xph 637 Les Huguenots: Sous le beau ciel 56047 Also on Odéon Label Xph 638-2 L'Africaine: O Paradis! 39278 Xph 639 Manon: Je suis seul 39277 Xph 647 Roméo et Juliette: Salut, tombeau 39274 Xph 648 Les Huguenots: Plus blance que la blanche 39275 Ultima (later under Arya label), Paris, 1905 102 Ouvre tes yeux bleus (320) 102 Chanson du baiser (321) 165 La lisette 175 C'est mon ami (313) 176 Plaisir d'amour (313) ??? Ton sourire with Azema (322) Edison,Two-minute cylinders, Paris, 1908 18070 La Dame blanche: Ah, quel plaisir 18081 Il Trovatore: Dieu que ma voix implore