Jan Kiepura


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(b Sosnowiec, 1902; d Rye, NY, 1966).

Polish tenor. Début Lwów 1924 as Faust. Sang leading operatic roles in Vienna (1926–37), Berlin, Milan, Budapest, and Buenos Aires (1926–39). Created Stranger in Korngold's Das Wunder der Heliane (1927). Amer. début Chicago 1931; NY Met début 1938. Made career in films. Sang with wife, Hung. sop. Marta Eggerth (b 1912).

Subjects: Opera.

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