Noté, Jean, Belgian baritone; b. Tournai, May 6, 1859; d. Brussels, April 1, 1922. He studied at the Ghent Cons., making his debut in a concert in Ghent in 1883. He then sang opera in Lille, Brussels, Lyons, Marseilles, etc. He made his N.Y. Metropolitan Opera debut on Dec. 3, 1908, as Escamillo. In 1913 he joined the Paris Opéra, and remained on its roster until his death. Among his finest roles were Hamlet, Beckmesser, Rigoletto, and Wolfram.
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