Personalities | Leonard Warren | Modern Era | Opera

1911–60, American

Possessing a voice of exceptional ability, Warren was one of America’s greatest opera stars. His voice eclipsed his contemporaries; he was the only dramatic baritone able to sing an open high C. Among his best performances were those in Verdi’s Il trovatore, Rigoletto, La traviata, Un ballo in maschera and Macbeth. He collapsed onstage at the Met during a performance of ‘Urna fatale’ from La forza del destino, and died of a cerebral haemorrhage.

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