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Legendary Singers

The American baritone Nelson Eddy (1901-1967) is remembered principally as a movie star whose velvety voice and amiable personality charmed filmgoers of the 1930s and ’40s. His onscreen celebrity has largely eclipsed his considerable accomplishments in the field of opera, where he diligently honed his natural talents as a singer

Nelson Eddy

Nelson Eddy’s debonair charm made him a popular figure on stage and screen

Nelson Eddy, who died 50 years ago on 6 March, had a unique position as a cultural hero purveying all kinds of music on screen and the concert stage. This was due in part to his remarkable mastery of English diction. His crisp, natural pronunciation helped put across even soppy lyrics and were ideal in unadorned Christmas songs – a cracking O Come, All Ye Faithful – and other traditional repertoire. He had early stage experience in works by Gilbert and Sullivan, and although his G & S recordings may seem like luxury casting, they are delightful, especially a clipped ‘Major-General’s Song.

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