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Claude Heater


From barber to singer to portraying Jesus Christ onscreen, Claude Heater has had an interesting career. While a student at Richmond Union High in Oakland, California, Heater saw a performance of "Faust" in San Francisco which sparked his interest in opera. However, the young baritone wasn't sure he had the voice for opera. After high school, he ... See full bio »

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1970

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 1970 Tristan und Isolde (TV Movie)
Tristan
 1959 Ben-Hur
Jesus - The Christ (uncredited)
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The baritone in the singing trio in the original production of 'Leonard Bernstein (I)''s opera, "Trouble in Tahiti", in 1952. See more »
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From Louella Parson's newspaper column, of July 31, 1958: "The very difficult task of casting the role of Jesus in 'Ben-Hur' has been completed in Rome and came about in a most unusual way. 'Henry Hennigson', production manager, went to the concert of a young American singer in Rome and heard Claude Heater, whose voice is not only magnificent but he has a beautiful spiritual face. Hennigson told ... See more »

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