Lawrence Winters

Lawrence Winters


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Lawrence Winters passed away in 1965 aged 50.


Lawrence Winters is a member of the following lists: 20th-century German musicians, 20th-century opera singers and 20th-century classical musicians.


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Birthday 30th November, 1914
Died 1965

Lawrence Winters (1915–1965), bass-baritone, was an African-American opera singer who had an active international career from the mid-1940s through the mid-1960s. He was part of the first generation of black opera singers to achieve wide success and is viewed as part of an instrumental group of performers who helped break down the barriers of racial prejudice in the opera world. He began his opera career at the New York City Opera in 1946 during a time when the NYCO was one of the few American opera companies hiring black artists. He sang a varied repertoire there through 1955, after which his career was largely based in Europe until his death at the age of fifty.

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