Maréchal, Adolphe

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Maréchal, Adolphe

Maréchal, Adolphe, Belgian tenor; b. Liège, Sept. 26, 1867; d. Brussels, Feb. 1, 1935. He studied at the Liège Cons. He made his operatic debut in Tournai in 1891, then sang in Rheims, Bordeaux, and Nice. In 1895 he became a member of the Opéra-Comique in Paris, where he remained until 1907. During that time, he created the roles of Julien in Louise (1901), Alain in Grisélidis (1901), and Danielo in La Reine frammette (1903). He also created Jean in Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame at Monte Carlo (1902). In 1902 he appeared at London’s Covent Garden as Don José, Des Grieux, and Faust. He retired in 1907 after the loss of his singing voice.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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