Slezak, Leo, 1873-1946

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Birth 1873-08-18
Death 1946-06-01
Austrians
English, German

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Epithet: operatic tenor

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001130.0x00031d

Walter Slezak (1902-1983) was Leo's son. Alma Mahler apparently knew Leo Slezak in Vienna. Later, when she and Franz Werfel moved to California after their emigration to the U.S., they had social contact there with Walter Slezak and his family. Walter had been acting in the U.S. since the 1930s.

From the description of Correspondence to Alma Mahler, 1926-1931, n. d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155864493

Austrian-Czech tenor.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Vienna Apr. 19 1904, to the "Löbliche Redaction" [i.e. Victor Hahn at Das kleine Journal], 1904 Apr. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270669878

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