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Guillaume Ibos (Tenor) (Muret, a town near Toulouse 1860/1862 - ? 1952)
He was trained till 1885 at the Conservatoire National de Paris. In 1882/1885 he made his debut at the Grand Opera, Paris singing the role of Fernando in Donizetti’s ‘’La Favorita’’. His career at the Grand Opйera lasted till the years after the turn of the 20th century. He sang there roles like Duke in Verdi’s ‘’Rigoletto’’, Don Ottavio in ‘’Don Giovanni’’, Vasco in Meyerbeer’s ‘’L’Africana’’, Raoul in ‘’Gli Ugonotti’’, Romeo in ‘’Romeo et Juliette’’ and Don Gomez in ‘’Henry VIII’’ of Saint-Saens. He appeared also at the Opera-Comique with signified success. Here he sang among other things the title part in the French premiere of Massenet’s ‘’Werther’’ on 16. 1. 1893 (after the premiere of the opera in Vienna on 16. 2. 1892 and the first performance into French language at the Grand Theatre at Geneva). He guested in Russia, Brussels and Madrid. Ibos also made a tour in 1897-98 in America. His La Scala debut happened in 1904. He sang the role of Duke in Verdi’s ‘’Rigoletto’’. In Italy and Spain he appeared as Guillermo Ibos.
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