Alexander Kipnis


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(b Zhitomir, Ukraine, 1891; d Westport, Conn., 1978).

Russ.‐born bass (Amer. cit. 1931). Sang in operetta, Berlin 1913. Hamburg Opera 1915–17, Wiesbaden 1917–22, Berlin State Opera 1919–35. Left Ger. 1935. Vienna Opera 1935–8. Débuts: US (Baltimore 1923); Chicago Opera 1923–32; NY Met 1940; CG 1927; Bayreuth Fest. 1927;Glyndebourne 1936; Salzburg Fest. 1937. Also notable Lieder singer. Taught at Juilliard Sch. until he was past 80.

Subjects: Opera.

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