He first learned to be a butcher before studying singing at the Conservatory of Dijon graduating in 1938.
Gent, OperaSeason 1949/50
During those two seasons, he sang in Rigoletto, Manon, Lakmé, Faust, La bohème, Carmen, La traviata, Roméo et Juliette, ...
Paris, Opéra-Comiquedebut: Les pêcheurs de perles on 27 May 1951
He further sang in Carmen (Don José), Lakmé (Gérald), Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton), Manon (des Grieux), Mireille (Vincent), La bohème (Rodolfo) and Tosca (Mario Cavaradossi).
Paris, Opéradebut: Le roi d'Ys on 8 March 1952
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).