Jan Kiepura

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Sosnowiec, Poland, Russian Empire [now Sosnowiec, Slaskie, Poland]
Jan Kiepura, the son of a baker, was born in 1902 in the gloomy mining town of Sosnowia, now in Poland, but situated in Russia at that time. He left his native town, that - although dirty and dark - would always remain dear to his heart, for Warsaw, where he started studying law. At the same time he took singing lessons with Waclaw Brzesinsky and Tadeusz Leliwa. He soon realized that singing was his real vocation and was lucky to benefit from the support of his parents, who understood how talented he was in this field. Read more...


Character: Riccardo Gatti

My Song for You 1934

Character: Jan Kovalski

Valse brillante 1949

Character: René Lambertin

Addio Mimí! 1949

Character: Sou Bawana Pantschur, Prinz von Javora

Das Land des Lächelns 1952

Character: Toni Kowalski

Thank You, Madame 1936