30 – Belgian baritone Leopold Roosen (1879-1965) as Méphistophélès (“Faust”), Opéra de Paris, August 18, 1922.

A rather elusive artist, he was a talented comedian-singer, paying careful attention to his stage appearance, as can be seen here. He abandoned his career due to ill-health and became an esteemed director of the Royal French Opera in The Hague, proposing a roster of first-class artists. He left a scarce recording legacy.

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