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Nicolai Gedda

1925 - 2017

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Harry Gustaf Nikolai Gädda, known professionally as Nicolai Gedda (11 July 1925 – 8 January 2017), was a Swedish operatic tenor. Debuting in 1951, Gedda had a long and successful career in opera until the age of 77 in June 2003, when he made his final operatic recording. Skilled at languages, he performed operas in French, Russian, German, Italian, English, Czech and Swedish, as well as one in Latin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicolai Gedda has received more than 172,940 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Nicolai Gedda is the 246th most popular singer (down from 203rd in 2019), the 198th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 161st in 2019) and the 6th most popular Swedish Singer.

Nicolai Gedda is most famous for being a Swedish operatic tenor. He was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1925. He studied at the Royal Swedish Academy of Music and made his debut as Rodolfo in La Bohème in Stockholm in 1948.

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Among singers, Nicolai Gedda ranks 246 out of 3,528Before him are Bessie Smith, Van Morrison, Eazy-E, Marian Gold, Gary Brooker, and F. R. David. After him are Frida Boccara, Psy, Rashid Behbudov, John Fogerty, Lucia Popp, and Elza Soares.

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Among people born in 1925, Nicolai Gedda ranks 93Before him are Paul Greengard, Honor Blackman, Oscar Peterson, Toshio Iwatani, Robert Hardy, and Hildegard Knef. After him are Veljko Kadijević, William Styron, Sammy Davis Jr., Martin Rodbell, Tom Gehrels, and Ernesto Cardenal. Among people deceased in 2017, Nicolai Gedda ranks 81Before him are Fats Domino, Robert Hardy, Karl-Otto Apel, Ljubiša Samardžić, Elsa Martinelli, and Anita Pallenberg. After him are John G. Avildsen, Peter Mansfield, Zhou Youguang, Tom Regan, Karin Dor, and Colin Dexter.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Nicolai Gedda ranks 198 out of 1,612Before him are Gunnar Björnstrand (1909), Gunilla Bielke (1568), Lars Levi Laestadius (1800), Gideon Sundback (1880), Maj Sjöwall (1935), and Mats Wilander (1964). After him are Johan Gottlieb Gahn (1745), Per Gessle (1959), Sigvard Bernadotte (1907), Axel Fredrik Cronstedt (1722), Stig Dagerman (1923), and Carl Bildt (1949).

Among SINGERS In Sweden

Among singers born in Sweden, Nicolai Gedda ranks 6Before him are Agnetha Fältskog (1950), Marie Fredriksson (1958), Jenny Lind (1820), Birgit Nilsson (1918), and Zarah Leander (1907). After him are Jussi Björling (1911), Joey Tempest (1963), Basshunter (1984), Lill-Babs (1938), Anette Olzon (1971), and Siw Malmkvist (1936).