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Bass Albert Huberty (1881-1955) as Basilio (“Il Barbiere di Siviglia”), Grand-Théâtre, Geneva: The exemplary bass

An imposing basso cantante sang buffo and dramatic parts (his rendition of Sir John Falstaff was considered “scathingly grandiose”). The creator of several roles, including local premières (e.g. “Louise” in Canada) in French, Russian (“The Golden Cockerel” at the Paris Opéra with Vina Bovy) and German operas. He left a recording legacy.