Richard Tauber

Tenor, born 16.5.1891 in Linz, died 8.1.1948 in London


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Biography

Richard Tauber studied singing in Frankfurt. He gave his debut performance in Chemnitz, and then joined the Dresden opera. From 1915 he sang regularly in Vienna, Berlin and Munich. In 1933 he moved to Vienna, from where he made regular visits to London. In 1938 he emigrated to the UK, singing in Covent Garden under Thomas Beecham and making many ground-breaking recordings. He sang and conducted many concerts in Britain during the war, and he was also active as a composer. He returned to Covent Garden and Vienna Staatsoper for final performances in 1947.


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