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Louis-Antoine-Eléonore Ponchard by Disdéri
Louis-Antoine-Eléonore Ponchard (1787-1866); French tenor who made his debut in 1812 at the Opera Comique in Paris. He created the role of George Brown in Boieldieu's "La dame blanche" (1825). He was the voice-teacher of the tenors Giovanni Mario and Gustave Roger, soprano Rosina Stoltz and baritone Jean-Baptiste Faure. He was married to the soprano Marie Sophie Collault-Ponchard (1792-1873). Their son, Charles-Marie-August Ponchard, was also a well known tenor and voice-teacher. See the next photo.