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    					  Luise Reuss-Belce 
				     Table of Contents     					  Thomas Salignac

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Artists
- The Artists -- with an index to their Mapleson recordings
- Albert Saléza

Albert Saléza


(1867-1916), French tenor from Bruges (Pyrenées), sang in Paris at the Opéra-Comique and Opéra, and in London at Covent Garden, before making his Metropolitan Opera debut as Roméo, on December 2, 1898; he opened the 1900-01 season in the same role, again opposite the Juliette of Melba. In this, the third of his four Met seasons, Saleza also appeared as Faust, Rodolfo (in the Met premiere of Bohème ), the Duke of Mantua, Raoul in Huguenots, Radamès, Edgardo, and Matho in Reyer's Salammbo. He was paid $35,999.98 for thirty-five performances and one Sunday-night concert. Saléza returned in 1904-05,
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Enrico Caruso's second season, and alternated in several roles with the Italian tenor, for a fee only slightly smaller than Caruso's.

FAUST (Faust): Side 1/Bands 8, 9

LUCIA (Edgardo): Side 4/Band 5

    					  Luise Reuss-Belce 
				     Table of Contents     					  Thomas Salignac