- Profession: Baritone.
- Relation to Mahler: Worked with Gustav Mahler.
- Correspondence with Mahler:
- Born: 19-11-1866 Paris, France.
- Died: 11-10-1910 New York, America.
- Buried: 00-00-0000
He sang in the New York Metropolitan Opera (MET) from 1900 to 1903 and 1906 to 1910.
He was a pupil of the Conservatoire de Paris and he made his debut in 1888 at the Paris Opéra-Comique. In 1891 he joined to the ensemble of the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, where he was highly appreciated and remained till 1900. Here he appeared among other things in the premieres of the operas ‘’Maître Martin’’ of Jan Blockx (1892), ‘’La Vivandière’’ of B. Godard (1896) and ‘’Tijl Ulenspiegel’’ of Jan Blockx (1900).
From 1894 to 1909 he made guest appearances at Covent Garden, where on 20-06-1894 he sang in the premiere of ‘’La Navarraise’’ of J. Massenet. He sang in London in the premières of G. Charpentier’s ‘’Louise’’ (as father, 1909) and ‘’Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame’’ of J. Massenet (1906, as Boniface). In 1900 he was engaged by the Metropolitan Opera in New York and made his debut as Herzog in ‘’Roméo et Juliette’’. He belonged to the ensemble of this opera house till 1903. At the Metropolitan Opera he performed in the following opera premières:
- 1900 La Bohème (Schaunard).
- 1901 Tosca (Sakristan).
- 1902 Messaline (Myrrhon).
In 1906 he was engaged by the Manhattan Opera House in New York and sang here till 1910. Here, in 1908, he created the role of the father in the American première of G. Charpentier’s ‘’Louise’’. He was married to the Belgian soprano Gabrielle Lejeune, who made records under the name Mme Gilibert. He died suddenly.
- 1888-1890 Paris Opéra-Comique.
- 1891-1900 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie.
- 1900 New York Metropolitan Opera.
- 1906-1910 New York Manhattan Opera House.
- 1894-1909 London Covent Garden.