Alfredo Kraus

Alfredo Kraus

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Alfredo Kraus Trujillo (24 November 1927 - 10 September 1999) was a distinguished Spanish tenor of partly Austrian descent, particularly known for the artistry he brought to opera's bel canto roles. He was also considered an outstanding interpreter of the title role in Massenet's opera Werther, and especially of its famous aria, "Pourquoi me r veiller?." Kraus was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands of Spain. He began his musical career at age four, when he took piano lessons, and he sang in the school choir by age eight. His older brother, Francisco Kraus Trujillo, a baritone, studied music and opera alongside him. After refining his technique singing Spanish zarzuela on stage in Madrid and Barcelona, Kraus made his professional operatic debut in Cairo during 1956 as the Duke in Rigoletto, which became one of his signature roles. In 1958, he sang Alfredo at the Teatro Nacional de S o Carlos in Lisbon in a production of La traviata with Maria Callas, a live recording of which was later released.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136643367
  • 9786136643366