Gura, Hermann, German baritone, son of Eugen Gura; b. Breslau, April 5, 1870; d. Bad Wiessee, Bavaria, Sept. 13, 1944. He studied with Hasselbeck and Zenger in Munich, making his debut as the Dutchman in Weimar in 1890; then sang throughout Europe (1890-96). He subsequently was a singer and producer at the Schwerin Hoftheater in Munich (1896-1908), then director of the Berlin Komische Opera (from 1911); also worked at London’s Covent Garden as a producer in 1913. After producing opera in Helsinki from 1920 to 1927, he taught voice in Berlin.
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