Etcheverry, Henri-Bertrand, French bass-baritone; b. Bordeaux, March 29, 1900; d. Paris, Nov. 14, 1960. He studied in Paris, where he made his operatic debut as Ceprano in Rigoletto at the Opera in 1932; from 1937 he was a member of the Paris Opera-Comique, and he also sang at London’s Covent Garden (1937, 1949). He was greatly admired for his portrayal of Golaud; among his other notable roles were Don Giovanni, Wotan, Boris Godunov, and Gounod’s Mephistopheles and Friar Lawrence.
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