Belgian tenor Victor Verteneuil (1895-1973) as Prince Dimitri (“Resurezzione”), Opéra de Mulhouse (France): The disenchantment

He did not attain the lyric hall of fame despite promising but premature debuts and eventually strained his voice. Also, both WW1 and WW2 had some direct impact on his mental health. He embodied a virile operatic hero, participating in creations in Belgium, France and at Monte-Carlo. Often partnered by his soprano wife Mimi Josy. He left a recording legacy.