Henk Noort - born October, 1899, in Rotterdam or Leiden, according to different sources; no
date of death seems to be known.
He made his debut in 1926 in The Hague. Later in Germany, from 1931
in Berlin (Städtische Oper). 1933, he moved on to Düsseldorf, where he changed his repertoire
from lyrical to heroic.
The peak of his career seems to have been his Walther von Stolzing at
the Salzburg festival under Toscanini's baton; otherwise, his career didn't get along very
well, and he ended up as a member of the small theatre of Münster.
During WWII, he made
recordings for Odeon that were never released and are considered lost, so the only testimony
of his voice seems to be the Salzburg Meistersinger live recording under Toscanini.