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Lorenzo Alvary (Bass)

Born: February 20, 1909 - Debreczén (Debrecen), Hungary
Died: December 13, 1996 - New York City, New York, USA

The Hungarian-born American bass, Lorenzo Alvary, studied law at the universities of Geneva (B.L., 1930) and Budapest (LL.M., 1932) and voice in Milan and Berlin.

In 1934 Lorenzo Alvary made his operatic debut at the Budapest Royal Opera, and then sang at the Vienna State Opera in 1937. In 1938 he emigrated to the USA, becoming a naturalized American citizen in 1944. In 1939 he made his USA debut as the Police Commissioner in Der Rosenkavalier at the San Francisco Opera, where he returned regularly until 1977. In November 1942, he made his Metropolitan Opera debut in New York as Zuñfiiga, remaining on its roster until 1961; appeared there again (1962-1972, 1977-1978).

Lorenzo Alvary [01]

Lorenzo Alvary [02]

Lorenzo Alvary as Mesner in Tosca [03]

Lorenzo Alvary, New York, 1944 [04]

Lorenzo Alvary, New York, 1946 [05]

Lorenzo Alvary as Boris in Boris Godunov [06]

Source: Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2002); Teddy Kaufman (February 2007, photo); Manfred Krugmann (Dates & Photos 02-06, May 2011)

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