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Set Svanholm

Set Svanholm

Svanholm, Set


Born:
2 September 1904

Died: 4 October 1964

 

Swedish tenor.

Svanholm began his musical career at the age of 17 as a precentor, elementary school teacher, and organist.
He then studied at the Royal University College of Music in Stockholm as well as taking singing lessons from the famous baritone John Forsell, who also taught Aksel Schiøtz and Jussi Björling.

He made his operatic debut as a baritone (Stockholm, 1930), singing the role of Silvio in Pagliacci. He sang as a baritone for several years. Then in 1936, after further study, he debuted as a tenor, singing the role of Radamès in Aida. His first Wagnerian tenor roles (Lohengrin and Siegfried) followed in 1937.

Svanholm sang regularly at the New York Metropolitan Opera (1946-1956), the Vienna State Opera (1938-42), and The Royal Opera House in London (1948-57). He became the director of the Royal Swedish Opera in 1956, a post he held until 1963.



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Tenor Aria Opera Date Time
n21-06 Svanholm Narrative   1.15
a21-07 Svanholm Rome Narration Tannhauser 19xx 4.50


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