I wish to thank Richard J Venezia for the recording (Africaine).
Born in 1863, studied at the Paris Conservatoire.
Debut in 1887 at the Opéra-Comique in Le châlet as Daniel.
Madame Turlupin, Opéra-Comique, on 5 March 1888 as Olivier and in the curtain raiser Dimanche et lundi as Lucas.
L'enclume, Opéra-Comique, 12 October 1888 as Vincent.
Esclarmonde, Opéra, 14 May 1889, as Héraut byzantin.
Werther, Opéra-Comique, 18 January 1894, as Werther.
Théâtre des Arts, 1892–1893 as light tenor; 1897–1898 and 1902–1903 as heroic tenor. Sang there on 25 February 1893 in Brocéliande, on 22 December 1897 in Moïna, on 18 March 1898 in Ascanio, on 17 December 1902 in La bohème (Leoncavallo). Among other roles, he sang Wilhelm Meister, Tannhäuser and so on.
1894–95, 1901–02. He sang in the first local performance of Werther and L'attaque du moulin and in the premiere of La belle au bois dormant on 7 January 1902.
Samson et Dalila, November ?, 1901
... un vero trionfo .... Rivista Teatrale Melodrammatica, 18 November 1901
Milano, Teatro Lirico, 25 October 1900 in Andrea Chénier with Sammarco and Eva Tetrazzini.
He also appeared in Guglielmo Ratcliff at the same theater.
Nice, Louise, 1901
Mexico, 1899 as Canio, Otello and Andrea Chénier.
Gli ugonotti, on January 3, 1901 with Bianchini-Cappelli
Pagliacci, on January 10, 1901 with Sammarco, Lina Cavalieri, Garski
Otello, on January 11/12? with Bianchini-Cappelli, Sammarco
Aida during January 1901 with Bianchini-Cappelli
Il trovatore, on January 26, 1901 with Bianchini-Cappelli
L'Africaine, on February 6, 1901 with Sammarco
La Gioconda, on February 12, 1901 with Sammarco, Medea Borelli/Bianchini-Cappelli, Didur, Aranda-Didur, Podesti
Concert (Commemorazione Verdi), 1 February 1901 with Sammarco
New York, Metropolitan Opera, debut on 24 February 1900 in L'Africaine, 5 March 1900 as Roméo, 10 March 1900 as Raoul.
London, Covent Garden with the San Carlo Opera as Canio (22 November 1904) and Don José (21 November 1904).
Not much else is known. He was appointed professor at the Paris Conservatory on 16 October 1919. He died on 27 June 1922.
Fonotipia, Paris, 1905 Xph 630 Sigurd: Hilda! Vierge au pâle sourire 39276 Xph 633 Die Walküre: Lied du printemps 39279 Xph 634-2 Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller 56046 Also on Odéon Label Xph 637 Les huguenots: Sous le beau ciel 56047 Also on Odéon Label Xph 638-2 L'Africaine: O Paradis! 39278 Xph 639 Manon: Je suis seul 39277 Xph 647 Roméo et Juliette: Salut, tombeau 39274 Xph 648 Les huguenots: Plus blance que la blanche 39275 Ultima (later under Arya label), Paris, 1905 102 Ouvre tes yeux bleus 320 102 Chanson du baiser 321 165 La lisette 175 C'est mon ami 313 176 Plaisir d'amour 313 ??? Ton sourire with Azema 322 Edison, two-minute cylinders, Paris, 1908 18070 La dame blanche: Ah, quel plaisir 18081 Il trovatore: Dieu que ma voix implore