15 – French tenor Thomas-Eustase Salignac (1867-1945) as a pensive Werther, summer lyric season, Ostend, 1908.

Hailed as the “intellectual tenor”, his talents were manifold: sculpture and painting, violin, composition, writing, publishing and teaching.

A stern and sometimes distant man, he became an editor and operatic tour impresario, a staunch defender of French opera. He left a recording legacy.

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