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Leon Rains

Leon Rains
as Mephistopheles in "Faust" by Gounod

Leon Rains
1870-1954
American Bass

Studied at the National Conservatory in New York then in Paris with Bouhy. Sang firstly in concert and orotatorio .In 1899 he debuted as "Tannhauser" in Dresden and remained there until 1917.In 1909 he was a guest at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, where he played the "Méphistophélès" in Gounod's Faust , among other places . sang. In 1904 he was at the Bayreuth Festival of the "Hagen" in the Götterdämmerung .

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