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date: 22 November 2019

Didur, Adam [Adamo]locked

  • Leo Riemens
  •  and Alan Blyth

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[Adamo ]

(b Wola Sekowa, nr Sanok, 24 Dec 1874; d Katowice, 7 Jan 1946). Polish bass. He studied in Lemberg 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, taking such leading roles as the title part in Mefistofele, always a favourite of his. 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 and, among other roles, Gounod’s Méphistophélès. Having made his American début in 1907 at the Manhattan Opera House as Alvise (La Gioconda), he joined the Metropolitan Opera, where he was engaged for 25 seasons; he made his début there in ...

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