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Kraus, Alfredo

Born: 1927 AD
Died: 1999 AD
Nationality: Spanish
Categories: Singer

1927 – Born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain on the 24th of September.

1956 – Kraus made his professional operatic debut in Cairo as the Duke in Rigoletto, which became one of his signature roles.

1958 – He sang Alfredo at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Lisbon in a production of La Traviata with Maria Callas, a live recording of which was later released.

1959 – Kraus made his Covent Garden debut as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor.

1960 – His La Scala debut as Elvino in La Sonnambula.

1962 – He made his U.S. debut with Lyric Opera of Chicago.

1966 – His Metropolitan Opera debut in Rigoletto.

1991 – Kraus was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award.

1999 – Died on the 10th of September in Madrid, at the age of 71, after a long illness.