Jean Buysson

Picture of Jean Buysson as Cavaradossi
Buysson was born in Amsterdam on 21 April 1870, as Jonathan (Anton) Buys.

Buysson is mentioned in 1894 as being in Paris where he married Amélie Torres, an opera singer.

Buysson started his career in Liège (Roméo et Juliette, 1 April 1900; Lakmé, 4 April 1900; La bohème, 8 April 1900), which may be the reason that he was often thought to be Belgian.

From 1906 to 1914 he sang in Munich, in 1909/1910 in Vienna.

He died in Paris in 1945.

Jean Buysson and his wife made records in 1908 in Berlin. Madame Buysson-Torres the following two sides:

12225u Traviata: Er ist es, dessen wonnig Bild 2-43059
12226u Traviata: Von der Freude Blumenkränzen 2-43060

Jean Buysson sings Il barbiere di Siviglia: Sieh schon die Morgenröte
In RA format

Grammophon, Berlin, February 1908
12217u   Zar und Zimmermann: Lebe wohl, mein flandrisch Mädchen	4-42018
12218u   Cavalleria rusticana: Schäumt der süße Wein im Becher	4-42044
12220u   Cavalleria rusticana: O Lola, rosengleich		4-42043
12221u   L'elisir d'amore: Heimlich aus ihrem Auge		4-42016
12222½u  Carmen: Hier an dem Herzen treu geborgen		4-42019
12227½u  Il barbiere di Siviglia: Sieh schon die Morgenröte	4-42017
I wish to thank Richard J Venezia for the recording.
I wish to thank Peter Schatborn for the biographical information and Richard Soper for the performances in Liège.

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