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Nicolai Gedda

Nicolai Harry Gustav Gedda (Nikolaj Ustinov) was born on July 11, 1925, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was adopted by his Russian-Swedish aunt, named Olga Gedda, and her Russian husband, named Mikhail Ustinov; who came to Sweden after the Russian Civil War and sang with an émigré Don Cossac choir and also was a cantor in a Russian Orthodox Church. His ... See full bio »
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 1992 Lady Macbeth von Mzensk
Sergei (singing voice)
 1991 Candide (TV Movie)
Governor / Vanderdendur / Ragotski
 1989 Boris Godounov
L'innocent (voice)
 1982 Bühnenbild mit Dame (TV Movie)
 1978 The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series)
- The Bartered Bride (1978) ... Jenik
 1975 Faust (TV Movie)
 1971 Die Zauberflöte (TV Movie)
 1959 The Voice of Firestone (TV Series)
Don José
- Highlights from Bizet's Carmen (1959) ... Don José
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Nicolai Gedda und die Kosaken

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Perhaps EMI/Angel Records' most often recorded tenor of the 1960s, and one of the world's great operatic voices.

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