Gaston Dehousse du Casino de Spa. He was one of the first singers to record traditional folk songs from Wallonie.
According to a newspaper ad that has meanwhile disappeared from the web, he was hired for a whole week, 3rd to 9th of October, 1924,
to participate in a mixed program in the concert hall of a huge and famous Amsterdam café-and-restaurant. Strange to meet an
opera singer in that context, and he actually was the only opera singer on the roster. The same ad said him to be tenor in Liège.
2095at Tosca: Le ciel luisait d'étoiles F42609
2094at Tosca: Ô de beautés égales F42610
2098af Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller F42611
20991/2af Werther: Je ne sais si je veille F42612
Sigurd: Le bruit des chants s'éteint
Rigoletto: Qu'une belle F42607
Le crucifix with Louis Lynel F40201
In the liner notes of the Yves Becko collection issued by BN Belgium, Dehousse,
ténor du Casino de Spa is listed as having recorded arias from Faust, Hérodiade,
Werther, Si j'étais roi, Tosca, La bohème, Cavalleria rusticana and Sigurd.
His discography also contains airs and mélodies wallons: Lèyiz-me plorer, Tchantez,
Djèniton, Li cariyon de palâsde (P. van Damme), Lu coq wallon (F. Gaillard), Li
tchant dès Wallons (L. Hillier), Li meus des fleurs (C. De Vos) and So l'tombe
di m'mère (Hannay).
I wish to thank Christian Torrent for the additions to the discography.
I wish to thank Robert Schlesinger for the label, newspaper information and recording.