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Ulysse Wast by Camille Brion

Ulysse Wast by Camille Brion
Ulysse Alexandre Toussaint,
(Ulysses Duwast or Wast)
March 30, 1839- February 4, 1919.
French Tenor
Studied Paris with Gilbert Duprez . Early in his operatic he appeared in concerts from 1861 after his release from military service. He was first tenor in the theater of Mulhouse in November 1863 , in March 1864 he was at the theater Colmar 1864 and early 1865 at Mons in Belgium and by mid-1865 he was at Dieppe. At the end of 1865 he was in Paris appearing as Lyonnel in “Joan of Arc “ by Gilbert Duprez. which launched his career in Paris , He made his debut at the Imperial Theatre in 1866 in the role of Faust in ‘Faust” by Gounod. Sang in Toulon November to March 1866, 1867 at Nice until June and sang at Brussels La Monnaie theater September 1867 for a temporary replacement of Jourdan. He was engaged at the Royal Theatre in Antwerp for the season 1867 to 1868. In Lille from mid-December 1868 to late April 1869 and in Toulouse in October 1869 to May 1870. He participated in the reopening of the Theatre Lyrique in Athénée in September 1870 and sang Lionel in “Marta” by Flowtow .He sang the season at the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux in 1874-1875 .He went to Opera Comique from August 1876 to late June 1877. In Antwerp for the entire season from 1879 to 1880 Opera season 1883-1884 in Saint-Etienne. In October 1885 began teaching at the school of his friend Leon Duprez