He was originally an electrician, and worked as a lighting technician at the Riga opera theater; then he studied voice with
He spent his entire career, from 1946 to 1974, as a soloist with the Riga opera theater.
From 1975, he was in charge of the operatic class at the Latvian conservatory.
His repertory included:
Pedro, Herodes, Otello,
Tannhäuser, Canio, Sobinin, Kuterma, Grigorij, Radames, German, Vižuts (Baņuta by Kalniņš],
Aivars (Uz jauno krastu by Zariņš), Pierre Bezukhov, Sergej (Katerina
Izmajlova), Lāčplēšis (Uguns un nakts/Fire and night by Jānis Mediņš).
He toured Finland, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, and Poland.
Reference 2: Arkadij Pruzhanskij, Otechestvennye pevtsy 1750–1917, vol. 1, Moscow 1991