Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Dec 22, 2013

Louis Cazette (Tenor) (Nantes 1887 – Paris 1922)

His real name was Victor Louis Camille Peault. After his study with Albert Salèza in Paris he made his debut in 1919 as Le Noctambule in Charpentier’s ‘’Louise’’. The first major role there was Pinkerton in Puccini’s ‘’Madama Butterfly’’. In 1922 he sang at the Opéra-Comique one of his successful roles, the Don Ottavio in Mozart’s ‘’Don Giovanni’’. Short time ago he fell victim to a deadly accident. At that time the version was spread, he has died of a tetanus infection after an accident. Nevertheless, in reality he was accidentally cut by a trident which was held by one of his colleagues, the baritone André Baugé. The tetanus infection set in and within a few days Cazette was dead.

Chronology of some appearances

1919 Paris Opéra-Comique Louise (Noctambule)
1922 Paris Opéra-Comique Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio)


Gramophone, Paris 1920-10-28
Serenade (Toselli) 4-32438 s21758u

Gramophone, Paris 1920-11-08
Le Tango du Reve (Malderen) 4-32439 s21760u
Pour un baiser (Tosti) 4-32481 s21761u

Gramophone, Paris 1920-11-10
Dormez, amours (Rousseau) 4-32532 s21776u

Gramophone, Paris 1921-05-31
Manon (Massenet): En fermant les yeux 032415 03458-2v
Manon (Massenet): Ah fuyez, douce image 032416 03459-2v

Gramophone, Paris 1922-02-01
Griselidis (Massenet): Je suis l'oiseau 4-32506 BE215-1

Gramophone, Paris 1922-03-02
Mignon (Thomas): Je suis heureuse Suzanne Brohly 34327 BE318-1

Gramophone, Paris 1922-04-25
Fortunio (Messager): J'aimais la vieille maison grise 4-32507 BS280-2
Mignon (Thomas): Ah, que ton ame 4-32508 BS281-1

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