John Charles Thomas

John Charles Thomas

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Charles Thomas was a popular American opera, operetta and concert baritone. John Charles Thomas was born in Meyersdale, Pennsylvania. He was the son of a Methodist minister of Welsh descent while his mother, of German immigrant stock, had been an amateur singer. After studying initially for a medical career, Thomas won a scholarship to the Peabody Institute in Baltimore in 1910. He remained there for two years, receiving vocal tuition from Adelin Fermin. In 1912, Thomas left the Peabody and toured briefly with a musical troupe. He then went to live in New York City, where he performed with a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta company before being contracted by the Shubert Brothers to perform in the show The Peasant Girl, which opened in March 1913. For the next nine years, he starred in a series of hit Broadway musicals including Her Soldier Boy, Maytime, Naughty Marietta, and Apple Blossoms. Thomas sang in a concert performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's opera Sadko at New York's Carnegie Hall in December 1924show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 222g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136752859
  • 9786136752853