Arnoult received his first singing lessons from G. Paulet and Madame Fourestier. 1924 to 1928, Arnoult studied at the Paris conservatory,
where he received several awards in 1928.
Arnoult made his debut as concert singer and was, after he made his debut on stage, an appreciated oratorio and church singer, who
appeared with the most important French orchestras.
In 1928, Arnoult made his debut at the Opéra-Comique, as Le noctambule in Louise (12 December), and stayed a member
of that house until 1956,
creating Sylvio (A quoi rêvent les jeunes filles), Léon (La chambre bleue), Christian (Cyrano de Bergerac),
Valère (L'école des maris by E. Bondeville, world premiere in 1935), Vaucluse (Esther de Carpentras by D. Milhaud,
world premiere 1938), Un spectateur (La femme et le pantin), Armand (Frasquita),
Le matelot & Lépreux (Marie L'Égyptienne), singing also the following repertory:
Almaviva, Dagobert (Dagobert), Haroun (Djamileh), Belmonte, Gargantua (Gargantua), Alain (Grisélidis), Gonzalve,
Jean (Jongleur de Nore-Dame), Gérald, Ervoanik (La lépreuse), Pinkerton, des Grieux, Léandre
(Le médecin malgré lui), Wilhelm Meister, Vincent, Nadir, Nicias (Phryné),
Mergy (Le pré aux clercs), Kornélis (La princesse jaune), Danièlo (La reine Fiammette), Félicien
(Le rêve), de Nangis (Le roi malgré lui),
Jacques (La reine Pédauque), Alfredo, Paco, Beppe, Jean Gaussin (Sapho), Werther, Rodolfo, José and Mylio.
From 1934 to 1954, Arnoult sang also at the Opéra with the Ida Rubinstein Company: Le baiser de la fée (27 November 1928) and
Nocturne (29 November 1928), and with the company of the Opéra itself:
Gonzalve (1934), Alfredo (1934), Orphée (which
the Opéra staged at the Théâtre Antique
d'Orange on July 31, 1939, with Germaine Hoerner, Solange Delmas, Jane Rolland), Nicias (1946), Dimitri (on August 8, 1949, with
Suzanne Chauvelaud (aka Maria Murano), Huc-Santana, Pierre Savignol, Henri
Médus, Jean Giraudeau, André Delorme), The fool (on 17 April 1953 with Boris Christoff,
José Luccioni, Georges Vaillant, René Bianco, Jema Giraudeau
and Suzanne Sarocca), Tamino (1950), Valère (Les Indes galantes, 1953)
and Le clerc (Jeanne au bucher 18 December 1950).
He took also part in many French radio programs (lied, opera, concert). Arnoult made guest appearances in Bruxelles
(Monnaie, 1935), Barcelona (Liceo, Faust with Victoria de los Angeles), and in the most important French cities outside Paris.
In 1933 in Holland, he created Gonzalve in L'heure espagnole (23 November 1933,
with Renée Mahé, Fred Bordon, Paul Cabanel and René Hérent), and Acis in Acis et Galathée
(21 November 1933 with Renée Mahé, Fred Bordon and René Hérent).
Arnoult sang also many operettas.
When he retired, Arnoult taught singing at the Paris conservatory.
He recorded among others for Columbia (L'Heure espagnole), Ultraphone (Frasquita excerpts with Conchita Supervia, recorded in 1933 after their successful Paris premiere).
Reference: Kutsch & Riemens