Melchior, Lauritz

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Lauritz Melchior
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Melchior, Lauritz Gender: M
born on 20 March 1890 at 12:51 (= 12:51 PM )
Place Copenhagen, Denmark, 55n40, 12e35
Timezone LMT m12e35 (is local mean time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 29°51' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 24°50 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 07°29'


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death by Disease 18 March 1973 at 12:00 noon in Santa Monica, CA (After gall bladder operation, age 83-died two days before b-day)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : New Career 1914 (Operatic debut, Pagliacci)
  • Work : New Job 1926 (Began long relationship with Met)

Source Notes

Sabian Symbols No.669


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/Opera
  • Traits : Body : Weight (Very heavy)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (24 year relationship with Met)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Bladder (Gall bladder problems)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 82)