Badescu, Dinu (Constantin)

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Badescu, Dinu (Constantin)

Badescu, Dinu (Constantin), Romanian tenor; b. Craiova, Oct. 17, 1904. He studied in Bucharest. He made his operatic debut as a baritone in 1931 in Cluj as Germont, returning later that year to make his tenor debut as Lionel in Martha. He was a leading member of the Bucharest Opera (1936–61); also sang at the Vienna Volksoper (1941–44) and at the Vienna State Opera (from 1948); he was highly successful as a guest artist with the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, in Leningrad, Budapest, Prague, et al., making a specialty of lyrico-dramatic roles in Verdi’s operas.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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