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Leonard Warren Edit Profile

Baritone

Leonard Warren, American baritone.

Background

Warren, Leonard was born on April 21, 1911 in New York City. Son of S. and Sarah Warren.

Education

Public schools and Columbia.

Career

Sang with Radio City Music Hall Glee Club for 3 years. With Metropolitan Opera Company. New York City, since 1938.

Cincinnati Summer Opera, 1940. National Opera, Puerto Rico, 1940. Grand Opera Festival.

Montreal, 1941; Robin Hood Dell, Philadelphia, 1940. Cleveland Summer Music Society, 1941. Leading baritone Teatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro and Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires, summers, 1942-1945.

Sang role of High Priest in the New York premiere of Gluck’s Alcest, January 1941. Sang role of Ilo in world premiere of Menotti’s Island God, Metropolitan Opera Company, February 1942. Title role of Rigoletto, December 1943, same role LaScala Opera, Milan, 1953, Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, 1956.

Appeared in Falstaff, also Simon Bocconegra at San Francisco, 1956. Has also sung over the radio in the series Echoes of New York, 1939-1940, Musical American, 1940, Ford’s Sunday Evening Hour, 1941, 42, Treasury Hour, 1943, Coca Cola program, Pause that Refreshes, 1943, Ford Hour, 1945, also Voice of Firestone, Telephone Hour, NBC spectacular Festival of Music. Songs on Victor records.

Connections

Married Agatha Leifflen, December 27, 1941.

father:
S. Warren

mother:
Sarah Warren

spouse:
Agatha Leifflen