Alfredo Kraus

Tenor

One of Spain's greatest gifts to singing, Alfredo Kraus, the lyric tenor (1927 - 1999) flourished at Lyric, singing 17 leading roles with the company. A master of bel canto style, he also excelled in French repertoire and was often referred to as the "grand seigneur of tenors." Kraus was renowned for his sovereign vocal technique, which enabled him to sing superbly even at age 70. A venerated figure in every company where he performed, he boasted an elegant stage presence that ideally matched his aristocratic vocalism.

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Alfredo Kraus's Roles at Lyric

Main photo: Alfredo Kraus in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, 1982.
Audio photo: Alfredo Kraus as Werther, 1978. Photo by David H. Fishman.