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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Lauritz Melchior Concert Program MSS.3381

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

April 2011

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Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Lauritz Melchior Concert Program

Unit ID:

MSS.3381

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (1 program)

Dates:

Circa 1950

Abstract:

This collection contains one program from the Montgomery Concert Courses presentation of Lauritz Melchior, tenor, with the Metropolitan Opera Association of New York City, New York.

Preferred Citation:

Lauritz Melchior Concert Program, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processing Information note

Processed by Erin Schmidt 2011

Access Restrictions:

None

Provenance

Gift of Wade Hall 2008

Biographical/Historical note

Lauritz Melchior was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, on March 20, 1890. Melchior's opera career began in 1913 as a member of the Royal Danish Opera. His intention was to base his career in Germany but with the onset of World War II, he travelled to the United States, where he became a citizen in 1947. Melchior gave concerts throughout the United States, appeared in four motion pictures, and numerous radio broadcasts. Lauritz Melchior passed away at the age of 82 on March 18, 1973. (http://heroictenor.com/, accessed 4/13/11)

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains one program from the Montgomery Concert Courses presentation of Lauritz Melchior, tenor, with the Metropolitan Opera Association of New York City, New York. The concert was given at the Sidney Lanier Auditorium in Montgomery, Alabama, on Monday, February 27.

Lauritz Melchior Program Box SC0069 Folder 3381.01