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Juan Luria

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Name  Juan Luria

Died  1942, Auschwitz concentration camp

Juan luria don juan s serenade tchaikowsky

Juan Luria (20 December 1862 – 21 May 1943) was a Polish baritone.


Born Johannes Lorié, he studied with Joseph Gänsbacher in Vienna. He performed with the Stuttgart Opera (then the Stuttgart Hofheater) in 1885, then at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City in the 1890–91 season. While in New York, Luria sang the roles of Pizarro, Kurwenal, Alberich and Gunther, the American premieres of some little remembered operas such as Diana von Solange (January 9, 1891). Among other Metropolitan Opera appearances, he sang two Meyerbeer roles: De Nevers in Les Huguenots and Count Oberthal in Le Prophète. He sang in the Berlin Theater des Westens, Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie and the Dresden Hoftheater in 1884. In Italy he sang under the name Giovanni Luria in Genoa and at La Scala in Milan 1893–94, creating the first Italian Wotan

On retirement he turned to teaching. His students included Käthe Heidersbach, Elfriede Marherr, Michael Bohnen and the tenor Gotthelf Pistor.

In 1937 he fled to the Netherlands, teaching in Amsterdam and The Hague, but was caught after the May 1940 invasion of the Netherlands by German forces and interned in a concentration camp. He was deported from Westerbork to Sobibor on 18 May 1943, at the age of 79, where he died on 21 May 1943.

He recorded extensively for Favorite (Berlin, 1905–07), Pathé, Zonophone, Beka, Dacapo, Homochord, Pathé, Parlophon, and Anker. He recorded Jewish songs on Odeon.

Caro mio ben juan luria dacapo streichorchester


  • Duet Fray Heymann-Engel, Juan Luria on Imperial Record
  • Tchaikowsky, Serenade of Don Juan, Odeon Records N. 51360
  • References

    Juan Luria Wikipedia

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