After studying with Paul Razavet he made his stage debut in 1949 in Nice in a small role in “Boris Godunow”, followed by the Chiffonier in “Louise” and then Colline Sarastro in Lyon in 1950. He joined the Paris Opéra in 1952 singing Sparafucile. In 1957 he had a sensational success as Mephisto in the Gounod’s “Faust”. He also sang Pimen, Daland, Hunding, Ramfis, King Philip, Osmin, Oroveso, and Raimondo. Marcel in “Les Huguenots”, the Cardinal in “La Juive”., and Hector and Narbal in “Les Troyens”. He last appeared at the Palais Garnier in 1972.
Gérard Serkoyan and Nicolas (“Cendrillon” J. Massenet, Montecarlo)