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Didur, Adam (opera)

Leo Riemens and Elizabeth Forbes

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2002 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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(b Wola Sekowa, nr Sanok, Dec 24, 1874; d Katowice, Jan 7, 1946). Polish bass. He studied in Lwów with Wysocki and in Milan with Emmerich. He made his début in 1894 in Rio de Janeiro, and sang at the Warsaw Opera, 1899–1903. After appearances in Spain he sang at La Scala (1904–6), and in Russia (1909). In 1905 he made his Covent Garden début as Colline in La bohème, returning in 1914 to sing Baron Archibaldo in the British première of Montemezzi’s L’amore dei tre re. Having made his American début in 1907 at the Manhattan Opera House as Alvise Badoero (La Gioconda), he joined the Metropolitan Opera, where he was engaged for 25 seasons; he made his début there in 1908 as Ramfis, and sang Mozart’s Figaro and Count Almaviva as well as Boris (1913), Baron Archibaldo (...

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Subjects: Opera

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