Emile Renan

American bass-baritone Emile Renan was born in Brooklyn, New York on 28 June 1913.

He was The Sacristan in Tosca for New York City Opera's first opening night on 21 February 1944, where he continued to take many other roles, and later staged productions of Carmen and Pagliacci. His teachers included John Daggett Howell and Eleanor McLellan.

Emile Renan died in Englewood, New Jersey on 8 December 2001 aged eighty-eight.