April 21, 1911, New York – March 4, 1960
Leonard Warren was an American opera singer. A baritone, he was a leading artist for many years with the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
In 1935, he joined the chorus at Radio City Music Hall. In 1938, he entered the Metropolitan Opera Auditions of the Air. Despite the fact Warren was obviously a novice, his natural gifts were apparent, and he was immediately given a contract. The Met sent him to Italy that summer with a stipend to study.
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