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Nicolai Gedda

Nicolai Gedda


Born Harry Gustaf Nikolai Gädda in Stockholm on 11th July 1925, Gedda began his working life in banking before making his professional debut at the Royal Swedish Opera in 1952; after attracting the attention of Herbert von Karajan, engagements at La Scala and the Paris Opera soon followed, and his 1957 debut at the Metropolitan Opera marked the beginning of a relationship which would continue for several decades.

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 Obituary, Nicolai Gedda (1925-2017)

The versatile and prolific Swedish tenor has died at the age of 91.

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