A French baritone born in Bordeaux in 1861, Maurice Renaud was known around the world for his fine vocal talents and acting abilities. He made his debut in London before undertaking numerous tours, performing in Saint Petersburg, Berlin and Monte-Carlo, where he sang in the premières of two operas by Massenet, Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame (1902) and Chérubin (1905). At the Monaco opera, he also performed the role of Mephistopheles in Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust, in 1902.
|Design and line-engraving||Sophie BEAUJARD|
|Printing process||3 colours steel-engraving|
|Size of the stamp||40.85 x 52 mm vertical|
|Quantity of issue||36,000 stamps|
|Note||Sheet of 6 stamps with illuminations|
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