Melchior, Lauritz (1890 – 1973)
Danish – born American opera singer.
ISP – Inscribed signed Photograph: 8″x10″ black and white glossy dedicated and signed. Photographer: Yvonne, Ontario. Very good.
The pre – eminent Wagnerian tenor of the late 1920s through ’40s who has come to be considered the quintessence of his voice type. Made his debut in 1913 in the baritone role of Silvio in Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. Appeared at Covent Garden from 1924 – 39. He made many recordings, first as a baritone on Danish HMV and then as a tenor for Deutsche Grammophon, RCA Victor, American Columbia and, lastly, Warner Brothers. Between 1942 and 52, Melchior performed in five Hollywood musical films for MGM and Paramount Pictures and made numerous television appearances.
NOTA BENE: we also have a Brandenburg/NY sepia-tone glossy publicity still with a small signed card (sufficient room for matting) — priced at $45.