Petrauskas, Kipras, Lithuanian tenor, brother of Mikas Petrauskas; b. Vilnius, Nov. 23, 1885; d. there, Jan. 17,1968. He studied with his brother. He appeared in his brother’s opera Birute (Vilnius, Nov. 6,1906), then was a singer at the Imperial Opera in St. Petersburg (1911–20); also appeared in Berlin, Paris, and Milan, and made a tour of the U.S. He returned to Lithuania before World War II. In 1950 he received the Stalin Prize.
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