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Richard Tauber - Lauritz Melchior

Belcanto: the Tenors of the 78 Era

Richard Tauber - Lauritz Melchior Belcanto: the Tenors of the 78 Era

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Discover the Bel-Canto Series: The Tenors of the 78 Era, 13 portraits of the most illustrious lyrical singers of the beginning of the 20th century. We present 2 episodes: Richard Tauber and Lauritz Melchior.

Jan Schmidt-Garre has produced two documentaries of outstanding intelligence and quality. Richard Tauber, the Austrian tenor, marked people's minds. He enjoyed unprecedented popularity at the operas of Munich and Vienna where he played the role of Calaf in the first Turandot in 1926. He made appearances in the repertoire of the Viennese operetta from 1925 (with Paganini) and Lehar wrote works for him that he sang many times. This profuse and disparate activity was coupled with many recordings and a great deal of film acting. Allegedly he had perfect pitch and the scope of his repertoire was impressive.

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Details

  • Directed by: Jan Schmidt-Garre
  • Production date: 1997
  • Duration: 56 min
  • Production: © PARS MEDIA in collaboration with BR, NDR, ORB, SDR, SFB, SR, SWF and WDR
  • Available version(s): EN

Casting

  • Richard Tauber
  • Lauritz Melchior

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