Lauritz Melchior

Lauritz Melchior : Lauritz Melchior - O Paradis (L'Africaine)

Lauritz Melchior (1890-1973) sings Vasco da Gama's aria, "Land so wunderbar" ("O Paradis") from Meyerbeer's Die Afrikanerin (L'Africaine). Although Melchior was closely associated with the operas of Richard Wagner throughout his career, he proves here that he could be quite effective in other repertoire. In fact, this 1929 disc is one of Melchior's most stunning recordings.