- John Brownlee (baritone)
John Donald Mackenzie Brownlee (
January 7, 1900– January 10, 1969) was an important Australian baritoneof the twentieth century.
He was born in
Geelong, Victoria. As a young man, he accompanied Dame Nellie Melbaon her international tours. He was principal baritone at the Metropolitan Opera1937-58. 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.
*cite encyclopedia|url=http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070456b.htm|title=Brownlee, John Donald Mackenzie|encyclopedia=
Australian Dictionary of Biography|edition=Online edition|accessdate=2007-01-13
* [http://www.operafolks.com/Cooke/brownleeportrait.html Brownlee Memorial website]
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