French and Belgian Singers
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Gaston Demarcy - the prologue from I Pagliacci (in French!)
Lucienne Tragin - coloratura!
Georges Cathelat - first studied as an organist!
Suzanne Cesbron-Viseur - Regine Crespin's teacher!
Jean Planel, French tenor
David Devries, French tenor
Pierre Deldi, French baritone, and Benvenuto Cellini.
Julien Lafont, bass-baritone
Leon Campagnola. French tenor who started off as a baritone.
Clara Clairbert, Belgian soprano
André D'Arkor and Godard's Berceuse
Ninon Vallin and Mefistofele
Robert Couzinou, French baritone, and Lakme Stances.
Celys Beralta, Belgian soprano.
André Gaudin, French baritone, and Werther. 1931
Jean Nequeçaur and Pagliacci.
Mario (Marius) Corpait, tenor. First studied and sang as a baritone.
Suzanne Brohly with Carmen.
Jean Noté and Roi de Lahore.
Willy Thunis in the Lehar role he created in France.
Marie-Thérèse Haramboure and Tosca.
Mlle Simiane with Stride La Vampa. No information on this singer - yet!
Jean Aquistapace as Don Quichotte and Sancho Panza!
Charles Cambon singing the Death of Valentin from Faust
The great Lucien Fugere
Andre Pernet - Boris Godunov. Stunning!
Columbia test with handwritten label - Mme G De Moranne. Who is she?
Edmond Clement, tenor
Albert Huberty, Belgian bass, and Rosenkavalier.
Louis Lestelly, baritone, and Hamlet.
Suzanne Juyol, French soprano
Lucien Van Obbergh, Belgian bass-baritone, Benvenuto Cellini. 1922
Charles Panzera, baritone, and Tannhauser.
Armand Crabbé, Belgian baritone, Hamlet.
Jean Bartet, French baritone, and Benvenuto Cellini.
Leon Rothier, French bass, and Le Cid.
Suzanne Bertin, soprano, and La Traviata.
Germaine Martinelli and the willow song from Verdi's Otello.
Edouard Rouard and "To be or not to be" from Hamlet!
Maurice Dutreix as Samson
Gabriel Soulacroix, baritone, and Verdi. 1904-05
René Verdière as Siegfried.
Leon Beyle and Sigurd
Georges Thill and O souverain, ô juge, ô père from Massenet's Le Cid.