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Jean-Baptiste Chollet

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Voice: Baritone
Nationality: French
Year of Birth: Not entered yet.

About Jean-Baptiste Chollet:

Jean-Baptiste Marie Chollet (20 May 1798, in Paris – 10 January 1892) was a French musician and singer (baritone. He also composed a few surviving romances and nocturnes. He married the opera singer Geneviève-Aimé-Zoë Prévost and their daughter Caroline Chollet also became an opera singer under the stage name Mademoiselle Monrose.

He studied at the Conservatoire de Paris, where from eight years old he learned solfège and violin. He graduated with a prize in solfège in 1814 and began singing as a high baritone in the church choir at Saint-Eustache, Paris, where his father was choirmaster. In 1815 he also became a chorus member at the Opéra de Paris then at the Théâtre-Italien and finally at the Théâtre Feydeau, where he remained for two years.

In 1818 he took the stage name Dôme-Chollet and tried out with a troupe of comic actors. In 1823 he was at the Théâtre du Havre, playing the Martin, Lays and Soulié, rôles which he continued to play during a one year engagement at the Théâtre de La Monnaie in Brussels in 1825. He had a noted success in La Fête au village voisin. In 1826 he rejoined the Théâtre Feydeau and the following year became a sociétaire of that company, but it went into decline from 1828 and its Salle Feydeau closed the following year.

In the meantime he had trained his voice to extend his repertoire to tenor roles such as one in Le petit chaperon rouge by François-Adrien Boieldieu. Ferdinand Hérold wrote three tenor roles for him in Marie (1826), La Fiancée (1829) and Zampa (1831), the third of which was Chollet's favourite role. The title roles in Fra Diavolo by Daniel-François-Esprit Auber (1830) and Le duc de Guise by George Onslow (1837) were also written for and premiered by Chollet, whilst he still occasionally sang baritone parts, such as Gasparillo in Le portefaix by José Melchor Gomis (1835).

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