Lauritz Melchior Heldentenor Foundation Closing (Is The Cause Lost?)

Founded by the man Daniel J. Wakin calls “the Lou Gehrig of opera” with “a set of brass lungs,” the Foundation was set up to seek out and train heroic tenors for big, tough Wagner roles like Tristan and Siegfried. But the “foundation has been inactive in recent years; its trustees are aging; the money was down to a little over a million dollars.”