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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 18, 1873 (Šumperk), Died June 1, 1946 (Rottach-Egern)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1916

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 45 records)

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  
Columbia 68596 10-in. either 1914 or 1915 Am Meer Oszkár Dienzl ; Leo Slezak Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 68599 10-in. either 1914 or 1915 Die Post Oszkár Dienzl ; Leo Slezak Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 68602 10-in. either 1914 or 1915 Ungeduld Oszkár Dienzl ; Leo Slezak Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 246 Not documented approximately Aug. 1910 Die Lotusblume Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 247 10-in. approximately Aug. 1910 Ora e per sempre addio Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 248 Not documented approximately Aug. 1910 Lebengleicht Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 249 10-in. approximately Aug. 1910 Mort d'Otello Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 250 Not documented approximately Aug. 1910 Lenz Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 251 Not documented approximately Aug. 1910 Dir töne Lob! Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 252 Not documented approximately Aug. 1910 O terra, addio Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 253 Not documented approximately Aug. 1910 Ungeduld Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 255 Not documented approximately Aug. 1910 Ah! Si, ben mio coll'essere Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 256 Not documented approximately Aug. 1910 Serenade Friedrich von Flotow ; Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 271 Not documented approximately Sept. 1910 Pur ti reveggo Bianca Lenzi ; Leo Slezak Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 272 Not documented approximately Sept. 1910 Preislied Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 273 Not documented approximately Sept. 1910 Wenn ein Antonio Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra 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 vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 276 Not documented approximately Sept. 1910 Celeste Aida Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 277 Not documented approximately Sept. 1910 Gralserzählung Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 45 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Slezak, Leo," accessed August 17, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103847.

Slezak, Leo. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 17, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103847.

"Slezak, Leo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 17 August 2022.

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

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