Alexander Kipnis (Bass)
Born: 13th February 1891, Zhytomyr
Died: 14th May 1978
Alexander Kipnis was a Ukrainian-born operatic bass. Having initially established his artistic reputation in Europe, Kipnis became an American citizen in 1931, following his marriage to an American. He appeared often at the Chicago Opera before making his belated début at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City in 1940.