A Great Danish American Birthday - Lauritz Melchior

  • March 20, 2022
  • March 20, 2023
  • 2 sessions
  • March 20, 2022, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (CDT)
  • March 20, 2023, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (CDT)

A GREAT DANISH AMERICAN BIRTHDAY - LAURITZ MELCHIOR

Lauritz Lebrecht Hommel Melchior (20 March 1890 – 18 March 1973) Danish-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. Late in his career, Melchior appeared in movie musicals and on radio and television. He also made numerous recordings.


Photo: Lautitz Melchior in costume as Siegfried in Wagner's Opera - April 15, 1939

NY Times Obituary - 1973

Lauritz Melchior "Because"


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