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He studied singing under R. Bērziņš and made his debut only after the Second World War in 1946 at the Latvian National Opera in Riga. There he had a long-standing successful career as heroic tenor. He made guest appearances in Helsinki (1950), Canada (1954), Sofia (1961), Warsaw and Lodz (1962); in addition he guested at the leading operatic stages of the Soviet Union, in particular in Moscow and Leningrad. In 1962 his appointment the People's Artist of the Latvian Soviet Republic. His extensive repertoire included Pedro in ‘’Tiefland’’, Ohello, Dimitri in ‘’Boris Godunov’’, Herodes in ‘’Salome’’, Canio in ‘’Pagliacci’’. Riccardo in ‘’Ballo in maschera’’ and also roles in operas of R. Wagner.
Chronology of some appearances
1946-1974 RigaLatvian National Opera
RECORDINGS FOR SALE
Рижский Завод The Queen Of Spades (Tchaikovsky): Forgive Me, Bright Celestial Vision ГОСТ 5289-50 B19958 Tosca (Puccini): E lucevan le stelle ГОСТ 5289-50 B20894