Bass Maurice Marcelly (1889-1924) as the Sultan (“Mârouf, savetier du Caire”, Théâtre Municipal, Marseille, 1921: The truncated talent

Despite his short life, this « basso-cantante » scored triumphs in Belgium, France, Algeria and Morocco and enjoyed singing contemporary music and oratorio. While singing “Lakmé” in France, he succumbed to a sudden uremic crisis. He was expected to appear at Montevideo and in Brazil in 1925. He left a recording legacy.