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Mieczyslaw von Kaminski by Bude

Mieczyslaw von Kaminski by Bude
Mieczyslaw von Kaminski (1835-1896); Polish tenor.
In 1856 he made his debut as Tannhäuser at the “Theater in der Josefstadt” in Vienna. This was also the Viennese première of this Wagner opera. Then he made an extended tour through Austria and Germany where he made guest appearances at Graz, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Berlin, Bremen and Hamburg. In 1859 he returned to his native country Poland where he was engaged at the Warsaw Opera from 1862/65. In the following years he again made tours with guest appearances in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and Italy. In 1887 he retired from the stage at the Opera in Lwów, where he also worked as opera director from 1889 until 1895. His most memorable rôles were Pollione in “Norma”, Edgardo in “Lucia di Lammermoor”, Arnoldo in “Guillaume Tell”, Manrico in “Il Trovatore”, Robert in “Robert le Diable”, Eleazar in “La Juive”, Max in “Der Freischütz”, Arturo in “I Puritani” and Fernando in “La Favorita”. He published his memoires in the Polish magazine “Wedrowiec”.