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date: 20 November 2019

Saléza, Albertlocked

  • Elizabeth Forbes


(b Bruges, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Oct 28, 1867; d Paris, Nov 26, 1916). French tenor. He studied with Saint-Yves Bax and Louis-Henri Obin at the Paris Conservatoire, and made his début at the Opéra-Comique in 1888 as Mylio in Lalo’s Le roi d’Ys. After singing at Rouen, Bordeaux and Nice, he was first heard at the Paris Opéra in 1892 as Mathôs in Reyer’s Salammbô; he also sang Sigurd and Siegmund (1893). At Monte Carlo in 1894 he appeared in the first performance of Franck’s posthumous opera Hulda (4 March) and in Berlioz’s La damnation de Faust. At the Opéra that year he sang in the première of Lefebvre’s Djelma and the first Paris performance of Verdi’s Otello. He made his Covent Garden début in 1898 in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, and his Metropolitan début, again as Romeo, in the same year. He sang Rodolfo at the first Metropolitan performance of Puccini’s ...

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