Huehn, Julius, American baritone; b. Revere, Mass., Jan. 12, 1904; d. Rochester, N.Y., June 8, 1971. He studied engineering at the Carnegie Inst. of Technology, and later took voice lessons with Anna Schoen- René at the Juilliard School of Music in N.Y. He made his operatic debut with the Metropolitan Opera in N.Y. as the Herald in Lohengrin on Dec. 21, 1935, singing there until 1944; then served in the U.S. Air Force and carried out missions in Europe as a bombardier. He sang again at the Metropolitan after the war (1945–46). He was particularly noted for his performances of heroic baritone parts in Wagner’s operas.
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