Visiting card 62 x 85 mm., mounting sheet 140 x 185 mm.
A pupil of Jean de Reszke in Paris, Trantoul made his stage debut in 1911 at the opera house of Nimes as Des Grieux in Massenet's Manon - the beginning of a big career. From 1920-24 he was at the Opéra-Comique in Paris and from 1923-35 was also at the Grand Opera. His roles included the title character in Gounod's Faust, the Duke in Rigoletto, title characters in Lohengrin and Don Carlos, Manrico in Il Trovatore and the title character in Pizzetti's Fra Gherardo (he had sung the world premiere at La Scala on May 16, 1928). He also participated in the world premieres of Charles-Marie Widor's Nerto (1924), and, at the Opéra-Comique, Henri Busser's Les noces corinthiennes (May 10, 1922)... Toscanini was fond of his voice and summoned him to La Scala, where he appeared until 1931. In 1926 he had the high point of his career when he sang the title role in Don Carlo..." Forgotten Opera Singers website. Item #29430
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