With the support of an aristocratic patron, he studied voice at the Paris conservatory. In
1929, he made his debut at the Opéra as Faust. He would spend his entire career in Paris (from 1933 also at the
Opéra-Comique), making guest appearances throughout France as well as in Amsterdam (Hoffmann, 1932). He quite the stage
as early as 1947, and opened an art gallery in Paris. He was married to the soprano Lise d'Alignan.
He sang both main and secondary roles at the Opéra: Duca, Italienischer Sänger, Seemann (Tristan), Ruodi, Alfredo, Grigorij, Cassio,
Roméo, Cassio; and main roles only at the Opéra-Comique: Hoffmann, Werther, Nadir, Cavaradossi, Alfredo again,
Rodolfo, Mylio (Le roi d'Ys), des Grieux (Manon) or Gérald.
Reference 1; reference 2: Kutsch & Riemens
Many thanks to Anton Bieber for the Roi d'Ys recording and label scan.