Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Mar 12, 2012

Valentin Jaume (Tenor) (Arles 1877 – Arles 1930)


He studied at the Marseille Conservatory with Viala. In 1905 he made his stage debut at the opera house (Capitole) of Toulouse as Eleazar in ‘’La Juive’’ of Halévy. He sang at various provincial opera houses also making some guest appearances at La Monnaie in Brussels, before being called to the Paris Opéra where made his successful debut in 1906. From 1907 to 1910 he was a member of the Marseille Opera House. Jaume was well known interpreter of the role Arnold in Rossini’s ‘’Guillaume Tell’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1905 Toulouse Opera House
1907-1910 Marseille Opera House



Pathé cylinders, Paris 1903?
Guillaume Tell (Rossini): Asile héréditaire 316

Odeon, Paris 1906/1907
Mandiant d'amour (Goublier) 60110 XP3080
O sole mio (di Capua) 60112 XP3082
Juive (Halevy): Dieu m'éclaire 60142 XP3083

Odeon, Paris 1907 (early)
Juive (Halevy): Rachel, quand du Seigneur 60159 XP3127
Africaine (Meyerbeer): Grand air 60160 XP3128

Edison 2-min cylinders, Paris 1907/1908
Guillaume Tell (Rossini): Ah! Mathilde 17964
Lohengrin (Wagner): Recit du Graal 17976
Prophete (Meyerbeer): Pour Berthe 18048
Guillaume Tell (Rossini): Barcarolle 18057
Damnation de Faust (Berlioz): Invocation а la Nature E18075

Lyrophon 1907/1908?
Faust (Gounod): Salut demeure  2079
Guillaume Tell (Rossini): Asile héréditaire 2081

Huguenots (Meyerbeer): Tu l'as dit oui, tu m'aimes with Maria Labia 3161-B Unpubl.
Africaine (Meyerbeer): O paradiso 3189-B  Unpubl.

Pathe, Paris 1908?
Guillaume Tell (Rossini): O Mathilde 4802
Trovatore (Verdi): Supplice infame 4803

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