John Brownlee (baritone)

John Brownlee (baritone)

John Donald Mackenzie Brownlee (January 7, 1900January 10, 1969) was an important Australian baritone of the twentieth century.

He was born in Geelong, Victoria. As a young man, he accompanied Dame Nellie Melba on her international tours. He was principal baritone at the Metropolitan Opera 1937-58. He was famous for his rendition of the title role in Mozart's opera "Don Giovanni".

He died in New York. An Australian scholarship in his name was first awarded after his death in 1969.


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