January 23, 1912 Dijon – 2002
He first learned to be a butcher before studying singing at the Conservatory of Dijon graduating in 1938.
His career was delayed by the second world war, and only during the 1945-6 season he made his debut in Dijon in operetta.
In 1946, he was hired by the Marseille Opera, then 1948 he sang in Liège followed by guest appearances in the French
province before joining the Opéra-Comique in 1951 as Nadir, staying there until 1959.
During 1952-1955, he sang at the Opéra. He made guest appearances in Monte-Carlo in 1949 in Mireille & Thaïs;
in 1952 in Le roi d'Ys and in 1953 in Roméo et Juliette.
In 1950, he possibly sang at La Monnaie.
His repertory included:
José, Gérald, des Grieux, Faust, Vincent, Julien, Duca, Pinkerton, Rodolfo, Cavaradossi, ...
After surgery, he had to give up his career.
He recorded for Philips (Louise) and for Pleïade.
Reference: Kutsch & Riemens
During those two seasons, he sang in Rigoletto, Manon, Lakmé, Faust, La bohème,
Carmen, La traviata, Roméo et Juliette, ...
Les pêcheurs de perles on Mai 27, 1951
He sang in Carmen (Don José), Lakmé (Gérald), Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton), Manon (des Grieux), Mireille (Vincent),
La bohème (Rodolfo) and Tosca (Mario Cavaradossi).
Le roi d'Ys on March 8, 1952
In RA format
I wish to thank Georges Voisin for the recording (Werther).
I want to thanks Claude Ribou for the picture (left).
I want to thanks Georges Cardol for the pictures (right and bottom).