Brilioth, Helge

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Brilioth, Helge

Brilioth, Helge, Swedish tenor; b. Vaxjo, May 7, 1931. He studied at the Stockholm Musikhögskolan, the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, and the Salzburg Mozarteum. In 1958 he made his operatic debut in the baritone role of Bartolo in Paisiello’s II Barbiere di Siviglia in Stockholm; then sang in Bielefeld (1962–64). After further training in Stockholm, he made his debut as a tenor there in 1965 in the role of Don José. In 1969 he made his first appearance at the Bayreuth Festival as Siegmund. He sang Siegfried in Götterdämmerung at the Salzburg Easter Festival in 1970. On Nov. 14, 1970, he made his Metropolitan Opera debut in N.Y. as Parsifal, where he remained on the roster until 1974. He subsequently concentrated his career in Europe.

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