January 9, 2008
Marius-Pierre Audran was an operatic tenor and song-composer, born at Aix, in Provence, France on September 26th 1816. He died at Marseilles, France, on January 9th 1887. Audran was a pupil of E. Arnaud. After successful appearances at Marseilles, Brussels, Bordeaux, and Lyons, he became first tenor at the Opera-Comique, in Paris, and soloist at the Conservatory Concerts. He was also a member of the Conservatory Jury. After traveling (1852-61), he settled in Marseilles, becoming in 1863 Director of the Conservatory there, and professor of singing.