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Nicolai Gedda (1925–2017)

Nicolai Harry Gustav Gedda (Nikolaj Ustinov) was born on July 11, 1925, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was adopted by his Russian-Swedish aunt, named Olga Gedda, and her Russian husband, named Mikhail Ustinov; who came to Sweden after the Russian Civil War and sang with an émigré Don Cossac choir and also was a cantor in a Russian Orthodox Church. His ... See full bio »


(age 91) in Switzerland

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Deep Impact Soundtrack
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 1992 Lady Macbeth von Mzensk
Sergei (singing voice)
 1991 Candide (TV Movie)
Governor / Vanderdendur / Ragotski
 1989 Boris Godounov
L'innocent (voice)
 1982 Bühnenbild mit Dame (TV Movie)
 1978 The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series)
- The Bartered Bride (1978) ... Jenik
 1975 Faust (TV Movie)
 1971 Die Zauberflöte (TV Movie)
 1965 Hofball für den Walzerkönig (TV Movie)
 1963 The Voice of Firestone (TV Series)
 1959 The Voice of Firestone (TV Series)
Don José
- Highlights from Bizet's Carmen (1959) ... Don José
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Other Works:

Book: "Nicolai Gedda: My Life & Art," Portland, Or. : Amadeus Press, with Aino Sellermark Gedda and Tom Geddes

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Alternate Names:

Nicolai Gedda und die Kosaken

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Perhaps EMI/Angel Records' most often recorded tenor of the 1960s, and one of the world's great operatic voices.

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