41 – French baritone Emile Colonne (1885-1970) as Papageno (“Die Zauberflöte”), Opéra de Paris and Monnaie, Brussels.

Following a successful career in France, this dapper and big-voiced baritone became a fixture at the Monnaie. His repertoire consisted of opéra-comique, opera buffa, opera, grand opera and operetta! His Papageno at the Opéra de Paris was saluted by the press as “a stunning and realistic re-creation”. He left a recording legacy.

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