Odéon, Paris, November 1906 (w. piano)
xP2870 Les huguenots (Meyerbeer): Plus blanche que la blanche hermine 36874
xP2871 L'Africaine (Meyerbeer): Ô paradis 60005
Trianon, Paris, about 1911 (w. orchestra)
7342 L'Africaine (Meyerbeer): Ô paradis 60005
7349 Les huguenots (Meyerbeer): Plus blanche que la blanche hermine 36874
Source: Gesellschaft für historische Tonträger, Wien
All that is known about Edmay, apart from his discography, is that he made his debut at the Paris
Opéra on January 23rd, 1907: as an Officer in Thamara by Louis-Albert Bourgault-Ducoudray; a comprimario part, of course.
Many thanks to Léopold Robert for providing these rare recordings (and label scans).
But his Odéon recordings were made in November 1906 (earlier than that Opéra debut), and nonetheless, he is
already, and very clearly, announced as "Monsieur Edmay de l'Opéra". There's only one possible explanation: he must have
been a chorister at the Opéra, who started singing small solo parts in 1907.