9 – French baritone Charles Badiali (1865-1907) as Escamillo (“Carmen”), in a typical pose, Monnaie, Brussels, 1890-1891

Following a positive debut in Paris in 1889, his voice declined prematurely. His acting skills were considered to be too caricatural as can be seen here.

He later settled in Brussels where his career was almost gone and where he taught singing and acting! He left a recording legacy.

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