Joseph Caillot

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Joseph Caillot, engraving by Simon Charles Miger (c. 1770).

Joseph Caillot (Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois, Paris, 24 January 1733 – Paris, 30 September 1816) was a French actor and singer

He was endowed with a very wide compass which enabled him to sing as a basse taille (bass-baritone), but also to reach up to the haute-contre tones.[1] According to Rodolfo Celletti "he was a baritenor and a bass at the same time": Grétry and Monsigny used to notate his parts in the bass clef, but to set them in high-baritone tessiture.[2]


  1. ^ Jean Gourret, Histoire de l'Opéra-Comique, Paris, Les publications universitaires, 1978, p. 43.
  2. ^ Voce di tenore, Milan, Idealibri, 1989, p. 59, ISBN 88-7082-127-7


  • Émile Campardon, Les Comédiens du roi de la troupe italienne, Paris, Berger-Levrault et Cie, 1880, vol. I, pp. 85–95.