38 – French tenor Eric Audouin (1884-1949) as Canio (“Paillasse” or “Pagliacci”), Monnaie, Brussels, 1911, a characterization which was greeted as “impressive”.

An accomplished tenor, he sang a wide repertoire including Italian opera in which he displayed a dark but ringing voice, coupled with a commanding stage presence. He established a singing academy in Brussels and later, taught in Paris. He left a rare recording legacy.

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