Kraus, Alfredo

Born: Sep 24, 1927 AD
Died: 1999 AD, at 71 years of age.

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.
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