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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 30991 12-in. 3/18/1912 Ora e per sempre addio Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 30992 12-in. 3/10/1912 Celeste Aïda Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 30993 12-in. 3/18/1912 Ah! si ben mio coll'essere Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 30994 12-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1912 Lohengrin's farewell Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 36363 12-in. 4/10/1912 Walther's preislied Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 36364 12-in. 4/11/1912 Cielo e mar Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 690r 10-in. 1905 Komm o holde dame Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 0986v 12-in. June 1909 O Carmen, nur ein Wort Hermine Kittel ; Leo Slezak Vocal duet (contralto and baritone), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 1342B 7-in. 1901 O Lola Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 10047u 10-in. 1906 Traum Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 10050u 10-in. approximately 1906 Flieh', o flieh' Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 10815u 10-in. June 1907 Nun sei bedankt, lieber Schwan! Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 10850u 10-in. June 1907 Abschied von der Mutter Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with piano and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 10858u 10-in. 1907 Siciliana Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 11155u 10-in. June 1907 Holde Aïda Charles Scheuplein Tenor solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 11156u 10-in. June 1907 Ach geh auf, moch erbleichen Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 11802u 10-in. 1907 Pastorale Leo Slezak Tenor solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 11807u 10-in. 1907 Der Lenz Leo Slezak Tenor solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 11809u 10-in. 1907 Stumme von Portici Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 14585u 10-in. June 1909 Magische Töne Leo Slezak Tenor solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 14607u 10-in. May 1909 Die Lotosblume Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Slezak, Leo," accessed July 12, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103847.

Slezak, Leo. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 12, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103847.

"Slezak, Leo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 12 July 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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