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Slezak, Leolocked

  • Desmond Shawe-Taylor

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(b Mährisch-Schönberg [now Šumperk], Moravia, Aug 18, 1873; d Egern am Tegernsee, Germany, June 1, 1946). Austrian-Czech tenor. Discovered and trained by the well-known baritone and teacher Adolf Robinson, he made a promising début at Brno on 17 March 1896, as Lohengrin. His early career was somewhat chequered; and his Covent Garden début, again as Lohengrin, on ...

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