Alexander Kipnis

Alexander Kipnis (February 13 [O.S. February 1] 1891 – May 14, 1978) was a Ukrainian-born operatic bass. Having initially established his artistic reputation in Europe, Kipnis became an American citizen in 1931, following his marriage to an American. He appeared often at the Chicago Opera before making his belated début at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City in 1940.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 13th, 1891 (Zhytomyr), Died May 14th, 1978 (Westport)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: bass vocal

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CS-043900 12-in. 11/20/1939 The captive Celius Dougherty ; Alexander Kipnis Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor CS-043914 12-in. 11/24/1939 Der Erlkonig Celius Dougherty ; Alexander Kipnis Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor CS-043915 12-in. 11/24/1939 Die Beider Grenadieren Celius Dougherty ; Alexander Kipnis Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor CS-043916 12-in. 11/24/1939 O, could I but express in song Celius Dougherty ; Alexander Kipnis Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia W145611 10-in. 2/6/1928 Sérénade Mephistophélés Alexander Kipnis Bass vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia W145612 10-in. 2/6/1928 Veau d'or Alexander Kipnis Bass vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia W147848 10-in. 2/14/1929 Sapphische ode Alexander Kipnis Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia W147849 10-in. 2/14/1929 Auf dem Kirchhofe Alexander Kipnis Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia W149173 10-in. 10/23/1929 Traum durch die Dämmerung Arthur Bergh ; Alexander Kipnis Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia W149174 10-in. 10/23/1929 Zueignung Arthur Bergh ; Alexander Kipnis Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia W149181 10-in. 10/24/1929 Mondnacht Alexander Kipnis Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia W149182 10-in. 10/24/1929 Wanderlied Alexander Kipnis Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia W98404 12-in. ca. 1927 Der Wanderer Frank Bibb ; Alexander Kipnis Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia W98405 12-in. ca. 1927 Der Wegweiser Frank Bibb ; Alexander Kipnis Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia W98406 12-in. ca. 1927 Der Doppelganger Frank Bibb ; Alexander Kipnis Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia W98407 12-in. ca. 1927 Aufenthalt Frank Bibb ; Alexander Kipnis Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia W98452 12-in. 2/6/1928 Am Meer Frank Bibb ; Alexander Kipnis Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia W98453 12-in. 2/6/1928 Der Lindenbaum Frank Bibb ; Alexander Kipnis Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia W98456 12-in. 2/9/1928 O du mein holden Abendstern Alexander Kipnis Bass vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia W98457 12-in. 2/9/1928 Koenigs gebet Alexander Kipnis Bass vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia W98629 12-in. 2/15/1929 Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer Arthur Bergh ; Alexander Kipnis Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia W98630 12-in. 2/15/1929 Feldeinsamkeit Arthur Bergh ; Alexander Kipnis Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia W98631 12-in. 2/15/1929 In diesen heil'gen Hallen Alexander Kipnis Bass vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia W98632 12-in. 2/15/1929 Madamima il catalogo e questo Alexander Kipnis Bass vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia W98673 12-in. 10/23/1929 Si tra i ceppi Arthur Bergh ; Alexander Kipnis Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kipnis, Alexander," accessed November 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103956.

Kipnis, Alexander. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103956.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103956

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