Reichardt, Alexander



Noted operatic tenor; born in Packs, Hungary; was his uncle's pupil; made his debut in 1843 at Lemberg, in Rossini's Otello; then sang in Vienna at the Court Opera, and was engaged in London for the six successive seasons from 1851 to 1857, appearing successfully in oratorio as well as opera, and becoming a favorite in England, Scotland and the British provinces. In 1860 he removed to Boulogne, where he founded and conducted a choral society, and became president of a music school. He died in Boulogne. Reichardt composed a number of songs of a pleasing and popular nature, of which the best known was Thou Art So Near and Yet So Far.