Bastin, Jules

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Bastin, Jules Gender: M
born on 18 August 1933 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Bellevaux Ligneuville, Belgium, 50n24, 6e0
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Mandl
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 25°28' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 28°48 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 01°51'


Belgian operatic bass, who made his debut in 1960 at La Monnaie, singing Charon in L'Orfeo. He appeared at major opera houses throughout Europe, including the Royal Opera House, La Scala, and the Palais Garnier; he also sang at opera houses in North and South America. He was known for playing roles from a variety of operatic traditions, from Monteverdi to Berg, but he was perhaps most famous for singing the comic role of Ochs in Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier.

He began his career as a teacher of German, French and history before turning to professional singing. After becoming successful in opera, he continued to teach music at the Royal Music Conservatory in Brussels.

He died on 2 December 1996 in Waterloo.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Michaël Mandl quotes birth record [1].

Grazia Bordoni database, 'entertainment' file, p. 14.


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/Opera (Bass)