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date: 15 November 2019

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  • Harold Rosenthal


(b Gadsden, al , Jan 14, 1922; d Bayreuth, Germany, June 24, 2012). American tenor . He studied at the University of Alabama and the New England Conservatory of Music and in Rome with Luigi Ricci and Bertelli. He made his début in 1951 at Boston as Lensky and his European début in 1954 as Rodolfo at Spoleto. After engagements at Kiel (1953–4) and Brunswick (1955–9), he was engaged by the Mannheim Opera, which became his base. He first sang at Bayreuth in 1956 as the Steersman, returning as Lohengrin (1967), Parsifal (1968), Walther (1969) and Siegfried (1970–75), the last a role he also sang at La Scala, Covent Garden, Munich, Florence and Naples. As Siegfried he looked and moved well; though lacking the full vocal resources for the part, in 1983 he was recalled to Bayreuth to replace a colleague in ...

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