The French tenor Paul Franz (1876-1950) was born François Gauthier in Paris. He did not train as a singer until he was almost 30, but soon was in demand across a wide repertoire.
Wagner – Tristan & Isolde – Ou Tristan va se rendre
Wagner – Le Crépuscule des Dieux – Mort de Siegfried
Paul Franz, tenor with Orchestra
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Pathé No.0286 (29cm, paper label, edge start)
Recording numbers 2376, 2494 R
Disc transfers 8th Jan 1924, 4th September 1924