Hamlin, George John


One of the most successful of American concert tenors; born at Elgin, Illinois. He studied at private schools in Chicago and finished his classical education at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts. He made his debut as a concert singer with the Apollo Club under the leadership of Mr. Tomlins, about 1893. He has since sung with the leading musical organizations all over America. From 1904 to 1906 he was in Germany and France, singing in all the musical centers and also in London. His repertory includes all the principal oratorios and cantatas and a carefully chosen list of songs, among them the songs of Richard Strauss, which Mr. Hamlin introduced to the American public. By diligent and conscientious work he has developed himself into a concert-singer of the first rank.