Auguez, Numa


Admirable French barytone singer and teacher. He was born at Saleux, and became a pupil of the Paris Conservatory in 1867, For ten years, from 1871 to 1881, he sang at the Grand Opera, Paris, and then went for a season to Italy, When Lamoureux gave the famous production of Lohengrin to the Parisians, May 3, 1887. Auguez made a marked impression in the part of the Herald. Throughout France he was greatly esteemed as a concert singer. In Paris, his name became associated with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Berlioz's Damnation of Faust. In 1899 he was appointed a professor of singing at the Paris Conservatory.