James King

James KingBorn in Dodge City, Kansas. Studied at the University of Kansas as a baritone, then continued his studies as a tenor in New York. He made his debut at San Fransisco Spring Opera in 1961 then joined the Deutche Opera, Berlin, in 1962, also appearing at Salzburg the same year. He quickly consolidated his reputation in performances throughout Europe, mainly as a Wagnerian Tenor and his debut at New York Metropolitan Opera came in 1966, as Florestan.