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Leo Slezak

Leo Slezak (German pronunciation: [ˌleːo ˈslɛzak]; 18 August 1873 – 1 June 1946) was a world-famous Moravian tenor. He was associated in particular with Austrian opera as well as the title role in Verdi's Otello. He is the father of actors Walter Slezak and Margarete Slezak and grandfather of the actress Erika Slezak.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 18th, 1873 (Šumperk), Died June 1st, 1946 (Rottach-Egern)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1916

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 36363 12-in. 4/10/1912 Walther's preislied Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 36364 12-in. 4/11/1912 Cielo e mar Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 246 Not documented approximately Aug. 1910 Die Lotusblume Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 247 10-in. approximately Aug. 1910 Ora e per sempre addio Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 249 10-in. approximately Aug. 1910 Mort d'Otello Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 250 Not documented approximately Aug. 1910 Lenz Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 251 Not documented approximately Aug. 1910 Dir töne Lob! Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Edison 252 Not documented approximately Aug. 1910 O terra, addio Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 253 Not documented approximately Aug. 1910 Ungeduld Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 255 Not documented approximately Aug. 1910 Ah! Si, ben mio coll'essere Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 272 Not documented approximately Sept. 1910 Preislied Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Edison 273 Not documented approximately Sept. 1910 Wenn ein Antonio Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 275 Not documented approximately Sept. 1910 Ai nostre monti Eleanora de Cisneros ; Leo Slezak Vocal duet (mezzo-soprano and tenor), with orchestra composer, vocalist, mezzo-soprano, tenor vocal  
Edison 276 Not documented approximately Sept. 1910 Celeste Aida Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 277 Not documented approximately Sept. 1910 Gralserzählung Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Edison 283 12-in. approximately Sept. 1910 Bianca al par Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 591 12-in. 3/30/1911 Lohengrin's Abschied Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Edison 596 10-in. 4/7/1911 Gia nella notte densa Marie Rappold ; Leo Slezak Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra composer, vocalist, soprano vocal, tenor vocal  
Edison 607 12-in. 4/7/1911 Gia nella notte densa Marie Rappold ; Leo Slezak Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra composer, vocalist, soprano vocal, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 1342B 7-in. 1901 O Lola Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 11802u 10-in. 1907 Pastorale Leo Slezak Tenor solo, with orchestra recordist, vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Gramophone 14585u 10-in. June 1909 Magische Töne Leo Slezak Tenor solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, composer, recordist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Slezak, Leo," accessed June 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103847.

Slezak, Leo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103847.

"Slezak, Leo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 June 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103847

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