Reinald Werrenrath (August 7, 1883 – September 12, 1953) was an American baritone opera singer, who also recorded popular songs and appeared regularly on radio in the early decades of the twentieth century. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of George Werrenrath, an operatic tenor born in Denmark. He studied at New York University, and made his operatic debut in 1907 in Die Meistersinger.
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Reinald Werrenrath, American baritone, vocal teacher, conductor. Awarded New York University Alumni Meritorious Service Medal, 1945; King Christian X’s Medal of Liberation. He sang on several hundred Victor recordings between 1906 and 1929, both as a soloist and as part of vocal ensembles such as the Orpheus Quartet. His most commercially successful recordings included "As Long As The World Rolls On" (1907), "Hello Frisco!" (from "Ziegfeld Follies of 1915"), and "Smilin' Through" (1919). Werrenrath made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1919, in Pagliacci, in a cast that also included Enrico Caruso. He also toured widely, and made over 3,000 concert appearances.
The selections on Songs of WWI are presented roughly chronologically, and the 40-track album contains many of the most popular war-related songs; 30 songs were chart hits, and of those, 20 of the versions here were the most popular ones (including 13 number one hits).
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