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Lauritz Melchior



Born into a family of middle-class Danish schoolteachers, Lauritz Melchior's singing lessons were financed by his father's housekeeper. After attending the School of Royal Opera in Copenhagen, he made his debut at the Royal Theater in 1913. Originally a baritone, he developed into one of the world's foremost Wagnerian heldentenors, thrilling audiences throughout the world with his appearances in such operas as Parsifal, The Flying Dutchman, and the Ring trilogy. In 1920, he sang on the first worldwide radio broadcast, and a few years later began his long association with New York's Metropolitan Opera. On the strength of a guest appearance on radio's Fred Allen Show, he was signed to an MGM contract in 1946, appearing prominently in such splashy musicals as Two Sisters From Boston, This Time for Keeps, and Luxury Liner. After retiring from the opera stage, Lauritz Melchior performed on TV and in night clubs, and also funded a scholarship for promising operatic newcomers.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Belcanto: The Tenors of the 78 Era - Part 2
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Lauritz Melchior: The Art of the Heldentenor in Opera and Song
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Great Tenors: Classic Performances 1950-1963
  • Actor
1950
No Score Yet Lauritz Melchior in Opera and Song
  • Actor
1950
No Score Yet Luxury Liner
  • Olaf Eriksen
1948
No Score Yet This Time for Keeps
  • Richard Herald
1947
No Score Yet Two Sisters From Boston
  • Olstrom
1946
No Score Yet Thrill of a Romance
  • Nils Knudsen
1945

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