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Recording, opera, lieder, television, radio and film star, Schock had a wide repertory from operetta to Lohengrin. Slim and handsome, he made many films. Blest with a mezza-voce that rivaled Beniamino Gigli in sweetness, he had that Italian "tear" in his voice. His voice had an unique recognizable sound. Schock first burst on the scene after World War II in 1947. He was one of the first Germans to sing at Covent Garden in 1949. He sold over 3 million records and his German films made him almost a superstar of his day.
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