Schiøtz, Aksel (b Roskilde, Denmark, 1906; d Copenhagen, 1975). Danish tenor. In 1939 made opera début at Copenhagen (Ferrando in Così fan tutte) and in 1942 début as recitalist. Eng. début, Glyndebourne 1946. Toured USA 1948. Noted Lieder singer. Illness halted career 1950; later resumed it as bar. Taught at Minnesota Univ. 1955–8, Royal Cons. of Mus., Toronto, 1958–61, Colorado Univ. 1961–8. Returned to teach in Denmark 1968. Danish knighthood 1947.
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