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29 – François Darmel (aka Arthur François), Belgian baritone and tenor (1879-1944) as “Parsifal”, creation, Monnaie, Brussels, 1914.

French tenor Léon Campagnola (1875-1955) heard him rehearsing in his dressing room in 1909 and was impressed enough to encourage him to switch to tenor. Following his advice and scored great successes in dramatic parts. He left a scarce recording legacy.

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