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Lauritz Melchior | Hein IT

Lauritz Melchior

Now is the biography De tre fædrelande (The three fatherlands) published by Olufsen Bøger. The biography is about the great – in any aspect – tenor Lauritz Melchior. It is in Danish in 200 pages and more than 100 illustrations.

Melchior was born Danish and felt himself a Dane all his life. He lived in the USA most of his life and became an American citizen. And he active career was based on singing Wagner in German. He observed himself as a German singer. His fantastic career in opera was more or less concentrated on only 7 operas: Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, Tristan und Isolde, Die Walküre, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung and Parsifal.