Martial Singher was a French baritone opera singer born in Oloron-Sainte-Marie, Pyrénées-Atlantiques. Initially singing only as a hobby, he was encouraged by then French education minister Édouard Herriot to pursue singing professionally. Martial Singher (Aug – March 9, ) was a French baritone opera singer born in Oloron-Sainte-Marie, Pyrénées-Atlantiques. The French-born American baritone and pedagogue, Martial (Jean-Paul) Singher, was encouraged during his early schooling in his native. Martial Singher was born in Oloron-Sainte-Marie, Basses-Pyrenees, in August of Studying at the Paris Conservatoire from brought him first prizes. Martial Singher, a French baritone who became a leading American operatic and concert artist and later a noted teacher, died of heart. A distinguished artist, and later a demanding pedagogue, Martial Singher excelled not only to the French repertory, but in certain Wagnerian roles as well. Born Aug, in the little town of Oloron Ste. Marie in the Basque country, Martial Singher sang boy soprano in church, attended the University of. Explore releases from Martial Singher at Discogs. Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Martial Singher at the Discogs Marketplace. Martial Singher, the scholarly, lyrical French baritone who devoted his life to the subtleties of composers and librettists. (Aug March 9, ) was a French baritone opera singer born in Oloron Sainte Marie, Pyrénées Atlantiques. Initially singing only as a hobby.