Paul Razavet

July 27, 1882 Auray – 1957

Picture of Paul Razavet
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

Paul Razavet sings Les huguenots: Plus blanche que la blanche hermine

Paul Razavet sings Pagliacci: Me grimer

Paul Razavet sings Tosca: Le ciel luisait d'étoiles
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: (defunct).

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