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Aug 28, 2015
Gunnar Grip (Baritone) (Norrtälje 29/6, 1887 - Stockholm 26/3, 1965)
From 1919 to 1921 he studied singing under
Mattia Battistini in Rome, Vittorio Vanzo in Milan and W. Beck in Paris.
In 1921 he made his debut at the Köiglichen
Oper in Stockholm
as Figaro G. Rossini's ''Il Barbiere di Siviglia''. The next 20 years he had a
significant success in this famous Swedish opera house like at guest
performances in the northern and the Baltic states.
As a concert singer he gave a successful recitals in Berlin,
Dresden, Rome, Paris, Brussels and London. In 1925, during
the first Swedish broadcasting performance, he sang the title role in P. Tchaikovsky’s
‘’Eugene Onegin’’ under the direction of Nils Grevillius. His famous parts
included Count di Luna in ‘’Il Trovatore’’, Tonio and Silvio in ‘’Pagliacci’’
and Scarpia in ‘’Tosca’’. Later he also became known as the publisher of
music-critical magazines (''Scenen'', 1934; ''Jorden Runt'', 1933-60).
Chronology of some appearances
1921-1941 StockholmKöiglichen Oper
RECORDINGS FOR SALE
HMV, Stockholm 1923-05-28 Amarilli (Caccini) X1838 (18-282055) HMV, Stockholm 1923-09-08 Zazà (Leoncavallo): Zazà, bruna zigenerska X1838 (18-282056)