George London (May 30, 1920 – March 24, 1985)
|George London - Boris Godunov|
Today is the birthday of the great American Bass-Baritone, George London. With his dark, sonorous voice and exceptional stagecraft it's no wonder his popularity spanned the globe. His career cut tragically short, we have at least quite a few recordings of his great roles to remind us of one of the greatest voices of the Twentieth Century.
Below is a trailer for a documentary about the man, from many of his contemporaries. I haven't seen it yet but am definitely going to check it out. He IS my favourite Wotan and Scarpia after all. Happy 93th birthday George London.