Lauritz Melchior

Lauritz Melchior
Lauritz Melchior (20 March 1890 – 19 March 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. Late in his career, Melchior appeared in movie musicals and on radio and television. He also made numerous recordings.
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Lauritz Melchior

Lauritz Melchior

Lauritz Melchior (20 March 1890 – 19 March 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. Late in his career, Melchior appeared in movie musicals and on radio and television. He also made numerous recordings.
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WAGNER The Potted Ring - Volume 3: Götterdämmerung, Motives and Extras
Studio recordings, 1926-31
Total duration: 2hr 23:59 and 60:30 

Florence Austral ∙ Walter Widdop
Rudolf Laubenthal ∙ Maartje Offers ∙ Ivar Andrésen

Lauritz Melchior ∙ Friedrich Schorr

Götterdämmerung: Albert Coates ∙ Leo Blech
Appendix: Lawrance Collingwood ∙ Leo Blech ∙ Karl Muck 


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    WAGNER The Potted Ring - Volume Two: Siegfried
    Studio recordings, 1928-32
    Total duration: 2hr 31:10

    Lauritz Melchior ∙ Florence Easton ∙ Friedrich Schorr
    Heinrich Tessmer ∙ Eduard Habich ∙ Albert Reiss
    Rudolf Bockelmann ∙ Emil Schipper ∙ Maria Olszewska ∙ Nora Gruhn
    Robert Heger ∙ Albert Coates ∙ Karl Alwin, conductors
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      WAGNER Die Walküre
      Live broadcast stage performance, February 1940
      Total duration: 3hr 28:56 

      Siegmund - Lauritz Melchior
      Sieglinde - Marjorie Lawrence
      Hunding - Emanuel List
      Brünhilde - Kirsten Flagstad
      Wotan - Julius Huehn


      Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
      Conductor Erich Leinsdorf 


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      WAGNER Tannhäuser

      Live concert recording, 1941
      Total duration: 2hr 54:58 

      Lauritz Melchior - Tannhäuser
      Kirsten Flagstad
      - Elisabeth
      Emanuel List
      - Landgraf Hermann
      Herbert Janssen
      - Wolfram
      Kerstin Thorborg
      - Venus
      Erich Leinsdorf,
      conductor
      Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
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      WAGNER Lohengrin - Tannhäuser - Die Walküre - Tristan und Isolde - Götterdämmerung excerpts

      Live recording · 1941
      Total duration: 2hr 9:43

      Helen Traubel, soprano
      Lauritz Melchior, tenor
      NBC Symphony Orchestra
      conducted by Arturo Toscanini
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      WAGNER Siegfried

      Recorded live in 1937
      Total duration:  3hr 25:51

      Lauritz Melchior, Siegfried
      Friedrich Schorr,
      Wanderer
      Kirsten Flagstad,
      Brünhilde

      Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
      conducted by Arthur Bodanzky

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      WAGNER Die Walküre (Act 1)

      Recorded in Musikvereinssaal, Vienna 20-22 June 1935
      Total duration: 61:58

      Lotte Lehmann: Sieglinde
      Mauritz Melchior: Siegmund
      Emanuel List: Hunding
      Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
      conducted by Bruno Walter