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 147,302 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Nicolai Gedda is the 203rd most popular singer (up from 208th in 2019), the 161st most popular biography from Sweden (up from 178th 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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  • 24

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  • 1.70

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Among singers, Nicolai Gedda ranks 203 out of 3,541Before him are Joan Sutherland, Trini Lopez, İbrahim Tatlıses, Sofia Rotaru, Courtney Love, and Dionne Warwick. After him are Franco Corelli, Neil Diamond, Peter Green, Rob Halford, George Benson, and Boris Christoff.

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Among people born in 1925, Nicolai Gedda ranks 76Before him are Alain Touraine, Leo Esaki, Honor Blackman, Willi Herold, Veljko Kadijević, and Michel de Certeau. After him are Harry Harrison, Ernest Gellner, Tom Gehrels, Sammy Davis Jr., Hal Holbrook, and John Pople. Among people deceased in 2017, Nicolai Gedda ranks 69Before him are Peter Mansfield, Pierre Bergé, Kim Jong-nam, Fats Domino, Sam Shepard, and Michael Nyqvist. After him are Piet Keizer, Hiroto Muraoka, Georges Prêtre, John G. Avildsen, Abdul Halim of Kedah, and Chris Cornell.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Nicolai Gedda ranks 161 out of 1,296Before him are Eric X of Sweden (1180), Ingvar Carlsson (1934), Stenkil (1030), Michael Nyqvist (1960), Sigfrid Edström (1870), and Alexander Roslin (1718). After him are Sven-Göran Eriksson (1948), Gustaf de Laval (1845), John I of Sweden (1201), Carl Michael Bellman (1740), Jan Guillou (1944), and Gustav Horn, Count of Pori (1592).

Among SINGERS In Sweden

Among singers born in Sweden, Nicolai Gedda ranks 6Before him are Agnetha Fältskog (1950), Jenny Lind (1820), Marie Fredriksson (1958), Birgit Nilsson (1918), and Zarah Leander (1907). After him are Jussi Björling (1911), Joey Tempest (1963), Anette Olzon (1971), Lill-Babs (1938), Monica Zetterlund (1937), and Siw Malmkvist (1936).