Monday, January 7, 2013

Petrauskas, Cyprus

Cyprus(Kipras) Petrauskas(1885-1968), Lithuanian tenor. In 1907 he joined the St. Petersburg Conservatory to study voice. He made his operatic debut in 1911 at Moscow Theater in Gounod's "Romeo & Juliet", same year he also joined the St. Petersburg Opera. He created some 80 roles. He was professor of voice and one of the founders of Lithuanian Art Society and established a Lithuanian National Opera.

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