Life and career
He was to remain at the Opéra until 1836, creating roles specifically written for him by Rossini, notably; the Pharaon in Moïse et Pharaon, Raimbaud in Le comte Ory, and Guillaume Tell. He also created roles in opera by Auber, Pietro in La muette de Portici, Jolicoeur in Le philtre, and Jean in Le serment.
Dabadie was married to soprano Louise Zulmé Leroux (1796–1877), who sometimes used her married name Dabadie, she sang at the Paris Opera, where she created the role of Sinaide in Moise and Jemmy in Guillaume Tell.
- Roland Mancini and Jean-Jacques Rouveroux, (orig. H. Rosenthal and J. Warrack, French edition), Guide de l’opéra, Les indispensables de la musique (Fayard, 1995). ISBN 2-213-59567-4