Nelson Eddy, baritones
“This may sound egotistical on my part,” said long-time Philadelphia music critic Max de Schauensee in a 1977 interview I conducted with him, “but often I have found myself lecturing friends and colleagues that the Nelson Eddy they know from movie screens as a matinee idol, is a genuine opera singer. I know so because I saw him in Aida, Bohème, Pagliacci, both as Silvio and Tonio, and Tannhäuser.” As the astute De Schauensee was quick to point out, Nelson Eddy had a repertoire of 28 operas during his tenure with the Philadelphia Civic Opera Company, where he was a principal baritone from 1928- 1931.
"Nelson Eddy, universal baritone,"
Journal of the Jussi Björling Societies of the USA & UK: Vol. 26
, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jussibjorlingsociety/vol26/iss1/11