Guéymard, Louis, French tenor; b. Chapponay, Aug. 17, 1822; d. Paris, July 1880. Following his operatic debut in Lyons in 1845, he joined the Paris Opéra in 1848, where he was one of its principal singers until 1868 and where he created the roles of Jonas in Le Prophéte (1849), Arrigo in Les Vepres siciliennes (1855), and Assad in La Reine de Saba (1862). He also sang at London’s Covent Garden (1852) and in New Orleans (1873-74). His wife was the Belgian soprano Pauline Lauters- Guéymard (b. Brussels, Dec. 1, 1834; place and date of death unknown) who sang at the Paris TheatreLyrique in 1854. She then was a member of the Paris Opéra (1857-76), where she created the roles of Balkis in La Reine de Saba (1862), Eboli in Don Carlos (1867), and Gertrude in Thomas’s Hamlet (1868).
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