- Category : Entertain-Music-Vocalist-Opera
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (52,57)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Vessel of Love 1
Danish singer, an operatic tenor known for his interpretation of Wagnerian operas. Melchior set the German heldentenor standards in the twentieth century. His long relationship with the Met began in 1926 and ended in 1950. Melchior appeared in five movie musicals from 1945 to 1953.
Raised in Copenhagen, Melchior made his operatic debut as a baritone in "Pagliacci" in 1914. He retired from the stage and returned as a Wagnerian heldentenor in 1918. In 1924, he played on the international stage as Lohengrin in Covent Garden. In the mid-60s, he started an operatic school to continue the Wagnerian heldentenor tradition.
He died following a gall bladder operation on 3/18/1973 in Santa Monica, CA.