July 27, 1882 Auray – 1957
Razavet made his debut in Verviers as Faust on December 22, 1911 with D. Beumer, Bouxmann and Cadio. It was followed by
Il barbiere di Siviglia on January 14, 1912 with D. Beumer, Kistermann, L. Nyssen and Storel. There was another Faust on March 21,
1912 with D. Beumer, Auriol and Bruls.
He was drafted during the first world war.
After the war, Ravazet was hired by the Monnaie in 1918, where he stayed until 1924. There, Ravazet created
Fenton (December 7, 1920), Ange Pitou (La fille de Madame Angot, April 13, 1921), Ferrando (February 8, 1923), Palo
(Francesca da Rimini, November 9, 1923) and Le chevalier Printemps (Songe d'une nuit d'hiver by Auguste de Boeck, December 21, 1923).
Razavet came back to Verviers for the 1920-21 and 1922-23 seasons. He sang on January 22, 1921 in Manon with L. Berelly, L. Richard and
Daman and La traviata on January 4, 1923 with G. Villiers amd Médac.
Ravazet made his debut at the Opéra-Comique on July 3, 1924 as Werther, there he sang
Rodolfo, Turiddu, Gérald, Hoffmann, Julien, Pinkerton, des Grieux (Manon), Canio, Mylio,
Cavaradossi, José and Wilhelm Meister.
He retired in 1932 and settled in Paris teaching singing. Among his students were Gérard Serkoyan and Lucien Ruelland (1911–1999).
He recorded for Pathé.
Reference: Georges Cardol Cent ans d'art lyrique à Verviers
In RA format
Pathé, Paris 1923?
Orphée et Euridice (Gluck): J'ai perdu mon Euridice 0363
Mignon (Thomas): Adieu, Mignon, courage 0363
73 Tosca (Puccini): O de beautés égales 0364
111 Rigoletto (Verdi): Conmme la plûme au vent 0364
74 Tosca (Puccini): Le ciel luisait d'étoiles 0365
75 Werther (Massenet): J'aurais sur ma poitrine 0365
239 L'Africaine (Meyerbeer): Grand air, act 1 0372
248 Manon (Massenet): Ah fuyez, douce image 0372
Les contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach): O Dieu, de quelle ivresse 0373
Roméo et Juliette (Gounod): Ah, lêve-toi, soleil 0373
Mireille (Gounod): Anges du paradis 0374
Werther (Massenet): Invocation 0374
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Pauvre Paillasse 0375
Les huguenots (Meyerbeer): Plus blanche 0375
I would like to thank Georges Cardol for the recording and the picture.
Source for the discography: 78opera.com (defunct).