Baritone Alain Malbrecq (aka Alain: 1891-1945) and soprano Lucienne Despy (1893-1945) as Paganini and Princess Bonaparte, Alhambra, Brussels, ca. 1935: The operetta royals!

Pianist, oboist, flutist, composer, vocal coach, painter and pigeon-fancier and after a stint as an oboist at the Monnaie, he sang in Belgium, France, Luxembourg and in South America,  partnered by his wife, soprano Lucienne Despy. Their repertoire consisted of more than 200 works. Both became esteemed vocal coaches and left a recording legacy. See tribute (in French): http://www.ars-bxl.be/Alain.html