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Melchior, Lauritz (1890 - 1973), tenor

Desmond Shawe-Taylor

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Copenhagen, 20 March 1890; d Santa Monica, CA, 18 March 1973). Danish tenor, later naturalized American. He studied at the Royal Opera School, Copenhagen, and made his début at the Royal Opera in 1913 as Silvio in Pagliacci, going on to sing various other baritone roles. The advice of Mme Charles Cahier and subsequent studies with Vilhelm Herold revealed the true nature of Melchior’s voice, and

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