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Eugen Gura

German opera singer
The basics
Occupation Singer Opera singer
Country Austria
AKA Eugéne Gura
Date of birth Žatec, Louny District, Ústí nad Labem Region, Czech Republic
Date of death Aug 26, 1906 Berg, Starnberg, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria
Authority VIAF id
The details

Eugen Gura (8 November 1842 – 26 August 1906) was a German operatic baritone.


Gura was born in Nové Sedlo, Louny District, Bohemia (now in the Czech Republic).

He was at first educated for the career of a painter at Vienna and Munich; but later, developing a fine baritone voice, he took up singing and studied it at the Munich Conservatorium. In 1865, he made his debut at the Munich opera, and in the following years he gained the highest reputation in Germany, being engaged principally at Leipzig till 1876 and then at Hamburg till 1883.

He sang in 1876 in Wagner's Ring at Bayreuth, and was famous for his Wagnerian roles; his Hans Sachs in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, as performed in London in 1882, was magnificent. He created the role of Gűnther in Wagner's Götterdämmerung on 17 August 1876.

In later years, he showed the perfection of art in his singing of German Lieder.

He died in Aufkirchen, Bavaria.

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