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Louis-Achille Delaquerrière, who was born in Les Loges, France 24 February 1856 and died in Paris 11 September 1937, was a French opera singer, and later a voice pedagogue, active in France.
As a child he was a pupil in the choir of Rouen Cathedral. Although rejected as a student at the Paris Conservatoire, Louis became a pupil of Louise de Miramont-Tréogate (whom he subsequently married), and later served on the Paris Conservatoire's Admissions jury panel (1910) and its Concours jury for 1929 and 1933. He attended l'École Niedermeyer (piano, organ, composition) and was also coached by Jean-Baptiste Faure with whom Louise herself had studied.
Louis made his debut at the Opéra-Comique as Daniel in Le chalet on 16 March 1881.
At La Monnaie in Brussels, Delaquerrière sang Wagner in Méphistophélès by Boito in 1883, created a role in Le panache blanc (by Philippe Flon) and sang L'abbé in Le trésor (by Charles Lefebvre) in 1884, created David in the local premiere of Les maîtres chanteurs de Nuremberg (translated by Victor Wilder) and appeared in Joli Gilles (Ferdinand Poise) in 1885.
He sang in Geneva for a season then returned to the Opéra-Comique. There he sang in Mignon (Wilhelm), La dame blanche (Georges), La Traviata (Alfredo), Carmen (Don José), L'Ombre (by Flotow), Le postillon de Lonjumeau, and created Le comte de Nangis in Chabrier's Le roi malgré lui (1887). At the 100th performance of Le Barbier de Séville at the Opéra-Comique on 25 Feb 1887, he sang Almaviva with Mézeray as Rosine and Soulacroix as Figaro; other roles with the company included Mergy in Le pré aux clercs and Alexis in Le déserteur.