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LEONARD WARREN

Leonard Warren (1911-1960) was born in New York of Russian immigrant parents and began his career in the chorus of Radio City Music Hall. After winning the Metropolitan Opera Auditions of the Air in 1938, he then studied briefly in Italy, before his formal début as Paolo in Simon Boccanegra in January 1939. During 22 seasons at the Met, Warren sang in over six hundred performances with the company, with whom he became the principal in the Italian repertoire.

His overseas appearances included Rio de Janeiro (between 1942 and 1946), Mexico City (1948-49), Milan (1953- 54) and a concert tour of the Soviet Union in addition to three operatic appearances. He collapsed on stage during a performance of La forza del destino in March 1960 and died in the wings almost immediately.

His huge, resonant voice with easy ringing upper register was ideally suited to the music of Verdi, a number of whose operas he recorded, including Rigoletto (Naxos 8.110148-49) and Il trovatore (Naxos 8.110240-41).


Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
LEONCAVALLO: Pagliacci (Bjorling / Angeles) (1953) Naxos Historical
8.110258
Opera
PUCCINI, G.: Opera excerpts Phoenix Edition
Phoenix150
Opera
PUCCINI: Boheme (La) (Tebaldi) (1951) Naxos Historical
8.110252-53
Opera
VERDI: Aida (Milanov, Bjorling, Perlea) (1955) Naxos Historical
8.111042-44
Opera
VERDI: Forza del destino (La) (Callas, Tucker, Serafin) (1954) Naxos Historical
8.111322-24
Opera
VERDI: Rigoletto (Bjorling, Sayao, Warren) (1945) Naxos Historical
8.110051-52
Opera
VERDI: Rigoletto (Warren, Berger) (1950) Naxos Historical
8.110148-49
Opera
VERDI: Trovatore (Il) (Bjorling, Milanov, Cellini) (1952) Naxos Historical
8.110240-41
Opera
WARREN, Leonard: Sea Shanties / Kipling Songs / Songs for Everyone (1947-1951) Naxos Historical
8.111345
Vocal





 
 
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