American operatic baritone and opera director retired,and the officer in the US Air Force (United States Army Air Corps, USSAC). His name is often associated with the works of American composer of Italian origin Giancarlo Menotti (Gian Carlo Menotti),and one of the most famous role was the role of Aiken King Melchior (King Melchior) at the world premiere of Menotti`s Christmas teleopery ` Amal and night gosti` (Amahl and the Night Visitors), held on 24 December 1951.
David Aiken born October 4, 1917 in Benton, Illinois (Benton, Illinois). When he was 4 years old, his father died. He studied English at the College of Southern Illinois (Southern Illinois Normal College), in which he entered in 1935. As a student, he sang in the university
Discharged from military service ,Aiken continued to study music at the Music School Jacobs (Jacobs School of Music) at the University of Indiana (Indiana University) in Bloomington (Blo
After considerable success with the critics ` Konsula` Menotti received an offer from NBC`s write an opera specifically for television. In order to show on television, and the new ,and is already enjoying a well-deserved reputation of the opera company NBC was created in 1949
Opera Theatre (NBCOT), which functioned until 1965. The collaboration NBCOT Giancarlo Menotti and became extremely successful television opera ` Amal and night gosti` on the Christmas theme ,which is due to broadcast on national television on Christmas Eve in 1951, looked