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Riegei, Kenneth

Riegei, Kenneth

Riegei, Kenneth , American tenor; b. Womelsdorf, Pa., April 29, 1938. He studied at the Manhattan School of Music in N.Y. and also at the Metropolitan Opera Studio. He made his operatic debut as the Alchemist in Henze’s opera König Hirsch with the Santa Fe Opera in 1965; then sang with the Cincinnati Opera, the Houston Opera, the N.Y.C. Opera, and others. On Oct. 22, 1973, he made his debut with the Metropolitan Opera in N.Y. as Iopas in Les Troyens. In 1977 he appeared at the Vienna State Opera, in 1978 at the Paris Opéra, in 1979 at Milan’s La Scala, in 1981 at the Hamburg State Opera, in 1983 at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, and in 1985 at London’s Covent Garden. In 1988 he was engaged at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, in 1992 in Salzburg, and in 1996 in Florence. He also toured as a concert artist.

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