Burian, Karel

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Burian, Karel [ Burrian, Carl] (b Rousinov, nr. Rakovnik, 1870; d Senomaty, nr. Prague, 1924). Czech tenor. Début Brno 1891 and sang at Brno Opera 1981–9. Sang briefly with Nat. Th., Prague, until moving to Dresden. Created role of Herod in Salome, 1905, and sang it in NY and Paris 1907. Noted Wagner singer, appearing at CG between 1904 and 1914 and in seven seasons at NY Met (début 1906 as Tannhäuser). Bayreuth 1908 (Parsifal).