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Jean Morere by Eugene de Paris

Jean Morere by Eugene de Paris
Jean Morère
6 October 1836 – February 1887
French tenor

He studied first in Toulouse and then at the Conservatoire de Paris with Paul Läget. He graduated from the Conservatoire in 1861. Debut at the Paris Opera in Giuseppe Verdi's "Il trovatore" in 1861 and sang there in the world premiere of Victor Sieg's cantata " Ivanhoe" in 1864. He created the title role in Verdi's "Don Carlos", also at the Paris Opera, on 11 March 1867 .He sang Riccardo in "Un ballo in maschera" at Opéra de Marseille in 1864.] He also sang at La Monnaie in Brussels in the 1865-66 and 1869-70 seasons, where his roles included da Garma in "L'Africaine" by Meyerbeer (1865) and Robert in "Robert le diable" by Meyerbeer (1870).

Morère suffered a mental breakdown in 1871 in the aftermath of the Franco-Prussian War, and retired from the stage