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Tenor and stage director Octave Dua (1882-1952) as Goro (“Madama Butterfly” for the creation at the Monnaie (1909): The resplendent comprimario

A supporting singer, he epitomized the singing actor at its best. Despite his diminutive stature and the loss of an eye, he stole the show with his mesmerizing portrayals, paying great care to make-up and mime game. He became an esteemed stage director in Belgium (Ghent). He left a recording legacy.