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Born Paris, 17 December 1815.

Died Paris, 12 September 1879.

French tenor.

Gustave Roger studied in Paris under Martin, making his debut at the Opéra-Comique in 1838 (Georges in L'Eclair by Halévy). After an extensive singing career,  in most of the European centres, he taught from 1868 as a Professor at the Paris Conservatoire.

He was a principal tenor at the Opéra for a decade from 1849, creating a number of leading parts including Jean, the title role in Meyerbeer's Le Prophète. His London debut was in 1847, and he toured with Jenny Lind the following year.

Roles in Scotland

Elvino a prosperous young villager
Sonnambula 1848
Edgardo Edgar, the Master of Ravenswood
Lucia di Lammermoor 1848
Tonio a Tyrolean peasant
Daughter of the Regiment 1848

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