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Set Svanholm

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Voice: Tenor
Nationality: Swedish
Year of Birth: 1904
Year of Death: 1964

About Set Svanholm:

Set Svanholm (2 September 1904 – 4 October 1964) was a Swedish operatic tenor, considered the leading Tristan and Siegfried of the first decade following World War II.

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, along with Lemminkäinen in the premiere of Lars-Erik Larsson's The Princess of Cyprus the same year.

Svanholm sang regularly at the New York Metropolitan Opera (1946-1956), the Vienna State Opera (1949-1954), 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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61Le gole Di Napata Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.14-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Radames/Amonasro
62Su del Nilo al sacro lido 1 Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis/Radames/King of Egypt
63Hochstes Vertrau'n hast du mir zu danken Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Lohengrin
64Zu Hilfe rettet sie Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 3.10

Type: trio,finaleVoice: T S BLanguage: German

Roles: Erik/Senta/Daland/Dutchman
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