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Étienne Troy by Bacard (1)

Étienne Troy by Bacard (1)
Étienne Troy (1844-1909); French bass.
He was the younger brother of the baritone Eugène-Louis Troy (1836-1871). In 1864 he made his debut at the Théâtre-Lyrique Paris. In 1867 he created the role of Count Capulet at the première of Gounod’s “Roméo and Juliette” while his older brother performed the role of his servant Gregorio. In 1868 he left the Théâtre-Lyrique and and in the following years he performed at other (provincial) French opera houses. He returned in 1876 and in 1879 he was engaged by the Théâtre-Comique Paris, where he stayed until the end of his singing career in 1905. In the last years and even after 1905 he was also working as a stage-manager at the Opéra-Comique. In 1881 he created the role of Luther at the première of Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’ Hoffmann”; in 1884 as the innkeeper in Massenet’s “Manon” and in 1900 as the 1st guard in Charpentier’s “Louise” (1900).

On the photo he is seen in his creators role as Count Capulet in “Roméo und Juliette”.

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