Leo Slezak was born on August 18, 1873 in Mährisch-Schönberg, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for Zirkus Saran (1935), Husaren heraus (1937) and Alles für Gloria (1941). He was married to Elisabeth Wertheim. He died on June 1, 1946 in Rottach-Egern, Bavaria, Germany. See full bio »
Made his Metropolitan Opera debut in Verdi's "Otello", singing the title role under legendary Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini. Toscanini was at the Met from 1908 to 1914, and Slezak sang Otello each time that Toscanini conducted it there.