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From 1900, French baritone Gabriel Soulacroix, in a role he created, sings "Je suis aimé de la plus belle" from the opera La Basoche.

La Basoche - Je suis aimé de la plus belle
Company Pathé Frères Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 291
Category Baritone
Title La Basoche - Je suis aimé de la plus belle
Performed by Gabriel Soulacroix
Circa 1900
Announcement "La Basoche.  Vieille chanson créée et chantée par Monsieur Soulacroix de l'opéra comique."

("La Basoche.  Old song created and sung by Mr. Soulacroix of the comic opera.")


La Basoche, a three act comic opera composed by André Messager and based upon a French libretto by Albert Carré, premiered in Paris on May 30, 1890.   In this brown wax cylinder recording, baritone Gabriel Soulacroix sings "Je suis aimé de la plus belle" ("I loved the most beautiful") as Clement Marot in the role he created ten years earlier.

Many thanks to Max Verrando for his assistance transcribing and translating this wax cylinder's announcement.

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