Boris Greverus

Boris Greverus singsDon Carlo: Ich komme zu erflehen eine Gunst von der Königin, with Irma Demuth
In RA format

Born about 1904 in Russia (where exactly is not known), Boris (also: Bodo) Greverus belonged to the German minority in the Tsarist empire. He studied voice with Ernst Grenzebach in Berlin and made his debut in 1929 in Mannheim as German in Pikovaja dama. He had his next contracts, for one year each, in Essen, Prague (Deutsches Landestheater) and Graz. 1936–38 at the Theater der Jugend in Berlin, then a freelancer during the war, 1945&61 at the Städtische Oper Berlin, and 1961–64 at the Theater des Westens, again in Berlin.

His wide repertory ranged from Florestan to Rodolfo, and from Graener's opera Friedemann Bach to My fair lady; he also sang a lot in concert and oratorio. What became of him after his retirement is not known.

Reference: Kutsch & Riemens
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