Nicolai Gedda

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Gedda in 1987

Nicolai Gedda (11 July 1925 – 8 January 2017) was a Swedish operatic tenor. Having made some two hundred recordings, Gedda is said to be the most widely recorded tenor in history. Gedda's singing was best known for his beauty of tone, vocal control, and musical perception.[1]

Nicolai Harry Gustav Gedda was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He was a distant relative of Peter Ustinov.

Gedda died on 8 January 2017, at the age of 91. It was not announced until 9 February 2017.[2]

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  1. Warrack, John and Ewan West (1996). "Nicolai Gedda." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Opera. (3rd Ed.), Oxford University.
  2. "Legendary tenor Nicolai Gedda dies, aged 91". Classic FM. 10 February 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2017.

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