Arthur Hackett, American tenor. Member Phi Mu Wolfeboro New Hampshire.
Hackett, Arthur was born on April 5, 1884 in Portland, Maine, United States. Son of Charles A. and Bridget (Welch) Hackett.
Education high school, Worcester, Massachusetts. Studied violin with Michael Reidel, voice under Arthur J. Hubbard and Vincent V. Hubbard, Boston, and coached under masters abroad. Studied acting with Weinschenk, Paris.
Dudley. Made many concert tours in the United States. 5 tours with Geraldine Farrar. Soloist in chs., New York.
Operatic debut in Rigoletto, Paris Grand Opera, 1924. In Europe, 1924-1927, singing under name of Granville. With Melba on farewell tour of British Isles, 1926.
Soloist with New York Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, etc., and sang at many music festivals. Sang leading role on tour with The King’s Henchman”. Professor of voice, chairman vocal department School of Music, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1930-1953.