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Forgotten Opera Singers
Forgotten Tenors: Leon Laffitte (2 photos), Richard Kubla, Luigi Marletta and William Miller
First he worked in a razor factory in Solingen. There he sang
in several choirs and was discovered by a Cologne
music critic, who provided for him the first education in Cologne. In 1921 he began his real study
under Richard Senff in Dusseldorf.
In 1928 he made his debut at the Stadttheater of
Wuppertal-Elberfeld as Tannhäuser. Already in 1930, during the tour, as
a member of the Johanna Gadski’s German Opera Company, he excited in North
America a sensation, when sang the part of Pedro in ‘’Tiefland’’ by d'Albert. Later in the USA,
he made guest appearances in Chicago, St. Louis, San Francisco
and Los Angeles.
After outbreak of the Second World War he had a difficulties with his return to
Germany and traveled over Japan and appeared there not only in several Wagner
concerts, but also in edited version of ‘’Lohengrin’’, which showed at the same
time the Japanese première of the opera. After the Second World War he never
appeared on the stage, however, still gave a recitals. He opened in Munich a business of Solinger Stahlwaren. Later he lived in München.