Rousselière, Charles , French tenor; b. St. Nazaire, Jan. 17, 1875; d. Joue-les-Tours, May 11, 1950. He studied at the Paris Cons. He made his operatic debut in 1900 as Samson at the Paris Opéra, where he sang until 1912; also sang with the Monte Carlo Opera (1905–14), creating roles in Mascagni’s Amica, Saint-Saëns’s L’Ancêtre, and Fauré’s Pénélope; also sang the role of Julien in Charpentier’s opera at its first performance at the Opéra-Comique in Paris. He made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in N.Y. as Romeo on Nov. 26, 1906, but remained on its roster for only 1 season. He made guest appearances at La Scala in Milan, the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, in Palermo, etc.
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