Schwarz, Paul

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Schwarz, Paul

Schwarz, Paul, Austrian tenor; b. Vienna, June 30, 1887; d. Hamburg, Dec. 24, 1980. He sang in Bielitz and Vienna (1909–12). From 1923 to 1933 he was a member of the Hamburg Opera, where he gained success in buffo roles. He made guest appearances in Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, and London (Covent Garden debut as Monostatos, 1936). During World War II, he lived in the U.S. After the War, he resumed his career in Europe, singing until 1949.

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