1912 New York City – 22 July 1988 New York City
with Knight and Hines
John Carter was born in 1912 in New York. In 1938 he participated
in the Met auditions. Success at that competition allowed Carter to make a successful
debut in 1939 as the Sänger in Der Rosenkavalier, and a couple of comprimario parts. In 1942 Carter, like many of his
colleagues, joined the American army and participated in the Second World War.
After 1946, he continued singing in opera, always in secondary or small
parts. His largest role at the Met was Pedrillo (Entführung aus dem
Serail). Nowadays, he is practically forgotten. He recorded very little (1941 for Columbia).
The duet was recorded in 1938 by the radio.
I wish to thank Thomas Silverbörg for the pictures.
I wish to thank Vladimir Efimenko for the biographical notes, and the recording.