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Harry Gustaf Nikolai Gädda

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Death: January 08, 2017 (91)
at his home, Tolochenaz, Morges District, Vaud, Switzerland (heart attack)
Immediate Family:

Son of N N Gädda
Husband of Private
Ex-husband of Private and Private

Occupation: Swedish operatic tenor
Managed by: Matti Kullervo Sorakivi
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About Nicolai Gedda

Harry Gustaf Nikolai Gädda, known professionally with his artist name as Nicolai Gedda, was a Swedish operatic tenor. Debuting in 1951, Gedda had a long and successful career in opera until the age of 77 in June 2003, when he made his final operatic recording. Skilled at languages, he performed operas in French, Russian, German, Italian, English, Czech, and Swedish, as well as one in Latin. In January 1958, he created the part of Anatol in the world premiere of the American opera Vanessa at the Metropolitan Opera. Having made some two hundred recordings, Gedda is one of the most widely recorded opera singers in history. His singing is best known for its beauty of tone, vocal control, and musical perception.

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Nicolai Gedda's Timeline

July 11, 1925
Stockholm, Sweden
January 8, 2017
Age 91
Tolochenaz, Morges District, Vaud, Switzerland