Bouvet, Nicolas Maximilien (Max), baritone, * 1854 La Rochelle, 1943 † Paris, he received his training at the Conservatoire de Paris. His stage debut was in 1877 at the Opera House (Theatre Royale) of Liege (Belgium) season 1878-79 He then sang at the Opera House of Antwerp, Liege back in 1879-80, 1880-84 at the Folies-Dramatiques in Paris. In 1884 he was engaged at the Opéra-Comique, where he sang the "Barber of Seville".he had a successful debut as Figaro, and he belonged to the company untill 1889. He worked there in several important premieres of operas: on 05/18/1887 in "Le Roi malgré lui" by Emmanuel Chabrier, on 05/07/1888 in "Le Roi d'Ys" by Lalo (in the role of Karnac), at 15.5 .1889 in "Esclarmonde" by Massenet, on 06/18/1891 in "Le Rêve" by Alfred Bruneau, on 11/23/1893 in "L'Attaque du moulin 'from the same composers at the Opéra-Comique, he was followed by many French premieres of operas on stage, it may be mentioned that he sung Alfio in "Cavalleria Rusticana" (1892), "Werther" by Massenet (1893, a year after its premiere in Vienna), "La Navarraise," also by Massenet (1895, after the London premiere of 1894), "The Flying Dutchman" by R. Wagner (1897) and Puccini's "La Bohème" (1898). 1889-91 he was at the Théâtre de la Monnaie to Brussels, where he participated on 02/10/1890 at the premiere of the opera "Salammbô" by Ernest Reyer. In 1891 he was again at the Opéra-Comique in commitment. At the Opera of Monte Carlo, he joined in the years 1895-1909 on again, etc. in the world premieres of the operas "La jacquerie" by Édouard Lalo (09/03/1895), "Moina" (3/14/1897), and "Messalina" (21/03/1899), both of Isidore de Lara, on 1906 in the premiere of posthumous opera "Don Procopio" by Bizet and in 1907 of "Theodora" by Xavier Leroux. In the years 1891 and 1894 he performed at Covent Garden Opera in London, including in the English premieres of the operas "Philémon et Baucis" by Gounod, "Le Rêve" by Bruneau and "L'Attaque du moulin", also of Bruneau. In 1902 he settled in Pau as a teacher. Since 1907 he was employed as an instructor of young singers at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, and he later became a professor at the Conservatoire National in Paris. He was also active as a respected painter.
He died in Paris in 1943.