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Jules Layolle by Unknown

Jules Layolle by Unknown
Layolle as Valentine 'Faust" Gounod at Geneva

8th July 1865-18th November 1930
French Baritone
Began his career at the Opera Marseille where he participated in the premiere of “Griselidis” by Massenet as The Marquis in 1903.In 1906 at La Monnaie Brussells he participated in the premiere’s of “la Prise de Troie” by Berlioz as Chorebe and 1907 “Arianne” by Massenet as Piritheus .He went to the USA in 1908 and created his own French opera company ‘Jules Layolle Grand Opera Company” and remained until 1914 and then returned to France