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He studied singing at the Paris Conservatoire. In 1896 he made his debut at the
Grand Opéra in Paris as an old Hebrew in ''Samson et Dalila'' by C. Saint-Saëns. He remained engaged till 1902 in this famous opera house, where among other things he appeared as Marcel in G. Meyerbeer's ''Les Huguenots'', Zacharia
in ''Le Prophet'', Don Gomez in ''Le Cid'', Gessler in G. Rossini's ''Guglielmo Tell'', Sparafucile in ''Rigoletto'', Ramphis in ''Aida'' and the king in
''Hamlet'' of A. Thomas. After 1902 he appeared at the different operatic stages of the French
province and sang in the 1905-1906 season at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels. Then in the 1908-1909 season he appeared again at the Paris Grand Opéra, now as Giscon
in ''Salammbô'' of E. Reyer, Grand Inquisitor in G. Meyerbeer's ''L' Africaine'', Frère Laurent in ''Roméo et Juliette'' by C. Gounod, Dan in ''Joseph'' of E. Méhul and as Fafner in ''Siegfried'' of R. Wagner.
Chronology of some appearances
1896-1902 ParisGrand Opéra
1905-1906 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie
1908-1909 ParisGrand Opéra
RECORDING FOR SALE
G&T, Paris 1901
Zauberflöte (Mozart): La haine et la colère 32091 644G Lyrophon, Paris 1905?
Sardanapale (Liszt) 453
La flûte enchantée (Mozart): Air de Sarastro 448