Personalities | Nicolai Gedda | Modern Era | Opera

b. 1925, Swedish

A lyric tenor whose live and recorded performances attest to his refinement and intelligence, Gedda was not only fluent in Russian but also well-versed in Italian, French, Latin and Hebrew. In 1954, he made his Paris Opéra debut and remained there to specialize in French repertoire. Although adept at singing in a variety of styles, he was best suited to French, Mozart and Russian music. Gedda remained actively singing into his seventies, attributing this feat to his teacher Paola Novikova.

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