The History of The Tenor Narrated

The History of Léon Laffitte

Léon Laffitte

Born:Saint-Geniès: 1875
Died:Paris: 1938

French tenor

He made his debut (1898) at the Paris Opéra as David in Die Meistersinger. He sang for fifteen seasons at the Monnaie in Brussels where he was a great favorite. In 1904, with piano accompaniment, Lafitte sang excerpts from Sylvio Lazzari’s opera- in-progress, Armor, for Prince Albert. The Prince, who was not at all pleased at what he heard, promptly dismissed the opera. Laffitte was not a top-tier tenor, showing, at times, unevenness in his singing.