Lauritz Melchior

Lauritz Melchior

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lauritz Melchior (March 20, 1890 - March 19, 1973) was a Danish and later American opera singer. He was the pre-eminent Wagnerian tenor of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, and has since come to be considered the quintessence of his voice type. Born Lauritz Lebrecht Hommel Melchior in Copenhagen, Denmark, the young Melchior was a boy soprano and amateur singer before starting his first operatic vocal studies under Paul Bang at the Royal Opera School in Copenhagen at the age of 18 in 1908. In 1913, Melchior made his debut in the baritone role of Silvio in Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci at the Royal Theatre (Det Kongelige Teater) in Copenhagen. He sang mostly secondary baritone and bass roles for the Royal Danish Opera and provincial Scandianavian opera companies for the next few years.show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136650908
  • 9786136650906