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Tenor and actor Jose Dupuis (1833-1900) as Paris (“La Belle Helene”), creator’s role, Theatre des Varietes, Paris, 1864 : The operetta favorite

He was a favorite of composers such as Offenbach, Hervé, Planquette, Lecocq, Varney and a big star of the Belle Epoque, creating dozens of works. He was noted for his fabulous trills and for his wicked sense of humor. He left no known recording legacy. See also Mariette Sully (Slide 7).