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Elming, Poul

Elming, Poul

Elming, Poul, Danish tenor; b. Alborg, July 21, 1949. He studied at the Alborg Cons, and the Arhus Cons., and was a student in Wiesbaden of Paul Lohmann. In 1979 he joined the Jutland Opera in Arhus, where he began his career singing baritone roles. He became a member of the Royal Opera in Copenhagen in 1984. Following further training with Susanna Eken in Copenhagen and Oren Brown in N.Y., he returned to the Royal Opera in 1989 to make his tenor debut as Parsifal. In 1990 he made his first appearance at the Bayreuth Festival as Siegmund, which role he then sang at London’s Covent Garden in 1991. He sang Parsifal at the Berlin State Opera in 1992, and returned there in 1993 as Lohengrin and in 1995 as Parsifal. As a guest artist, he sang with many European opera houses. He also was active as a recitalist and concert artist. Among his other roles were Erik in Der fliegende Hollander and Max in Der Freischütz.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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