Stefan Islandi

Real Name:
Stefán Guðmundsson
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Singer from Iceland, born 6 October 1907, died 1 January 1994.

Opera singer. Born in Northern Iceland as Stefán Guðmundsson, he is considered the country's greatest tenor singer of the 20th century. He was the oldest of three children of a poor farm worker and his wife. When the boy was nine years old his father died in an accident, and he was brought up on a nearby farm. It was soon discovered that he was endowed with an exceptional singing voice, and when he came to Reykjavík at the age of nineteen he began taking singing lessons. A wealthy trawler owner volunteered to pay for his musical education in Italy where he studied in Milan from 1930 to 1933. In 1933 he made his debut as Cavaradossi in "Tosca" impressing the audience with his warm voice and his artistic temperament. The Italian press gave him the name Stefano Islandi. The following years up to WWII he toured his home country and many European countries. In 1940 he was engaged at the Royal Opera House in Copenhagen, Denmark, and became a Royal Court Singer in 1949. In the years after the war he also performed in the United States and Canada and appeared in the first operatic production of the National Theatre in Reykjavík in 1951 as the Duke in "Rigoletto". In 1966 he settled down in Iceland after having lived abroad for more than 35 years.

Bio by: Erik Skytte
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Stefan Islandi Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

DA 5278 Stefan Islandi - Amor Ti Vieta "Fedora" / Ökuljóð album art Karlakór Reykjavíkur, Stefan Islandi Karlakór Reykjavíkur, Stefan Islandi - Amor Ti Vieta "Fedora" / Ökuljóð(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice DA 5278 Iceland 1937 Sell This Version
D.A.5201 Stefan Islandi - Vögguljóð / Í Fjarlægð album art Stefan Islandi Vögguljóð / Í Fjarlægð(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice D.A.5201 Iceland 1937 Sell This Version
D.A.5202 Stefan Islandi - Amor Ti Vieta "Fedora" album art Stefan Islandi, Tivolis Koncertsals Orkester Stefan Islandi, Tivolis Koncertsals Orkester - Amor Ti Vieta "Fedora"(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice D.A.5202 Iceland 1937 Sell This Version
D.A.S. 5208 Stefan Islandi - Ökuljóð album art Karlakór Reykjavíkur And Stefan Islandi Karlakór Reykjavíkur And Stefan Islandi - Ökuljóð(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) His Master's Voice D.A.S. 5208 Iceland 1937 Sell This Version
D.A.5218 Stefan Islandi - La Donna E Mobile / Vesta La Giubba album art Stefan Islandi, Köbenhavns Filharmoniske Orkester* Stefan Islandi, Köbenhavns Filharmoniske Orkester* - La Donna E Mobile / Vesta La Giubba(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice D.A.5218 Iceland 1940 Sell This Version
DB 5247 Stefan Islandi - Una Furtiva Lagrima / Che Gelida Manina album art Stefan Islandi & Københavns Filharmoniske Orkester Stefan Islandi & Københavns Filharmoniske Orkester - Una Furtiva Lagrima / Che Gelida Manina(Shellac, 12") His Master's Voice DB 5247 Denmark 1940 Sell This Version
Stefan Islandi - I Templets Lyse Hal / Nu Døden Sig Nærmer album art Stefan Islandi - Henry Skjær Stefan Islandi - Henry Skjær - I Templets Lyse Hal / Nu Døden Sig Nærmer His Master's Voice UK 1942 Sell This Version
DA 5242 Stefan Islandi - Melodie / Rondino Al Nido album art Stefan Islandi Med Det Kongelige Kapel Stefan Islandi Med Det Kongelige Kapel - Melodie / Rondino Al Nido(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice DA 5242 Denmark 1942 Sell This Version
HM 57255 Stefan Islandi - Vi Drømmer Os Til Neapel album art Stefan Islandi, Else Brems Og Karin Monk Stefan Islandi, Else Brems Og Karin Monk - Vi Drømmer Os Til Neapel(Shellac, 12") Polyphon, Polyphon Musik HM 57255 Denmark 1942 Sell This Version
DA 5243 Stefan Islandi - Fa La Nana Bambin / A Canzone 'E Napule album art Stefan Islandi Med Det Kongelige Kapel Stefan Islandi Med Det Kongelige Kapel - Fa La Nana Bambin / A Canzone 'E Napule(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice DA 5243 Denmark 1942 Sell This Version
D.B.5279 Stefan Islandi - Se M' Ami Ancor / Mal Reggendo All' Aspro Assalto album art Else Brems Og Stefan Islandi Else Brems Og Stefan Islandi - Se M' Ami Ancor / Mal Reggendo All' Aspro Assalto(Shellac, 12") His Master's Voice D.B.5279 Denmark 1943 Sell This Version
JOR. 4 Stefan Islandi - Sáuð Þið Hana Systur Mína / Bí, Bí Og Blaka album art Stefan Islandi Sáuð Þið Hana Systur Mína / Bí, Bí Og Blaka(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice JOR. 4 Iceland 1949 Sell This Version
JOR. 6 Stefan Islandi - Allar Vildu Meyjarnar Eiga Hann / Rökkurljóð album art Stefan Islandi Allar Vildu Meyjarnar Eiga Hann / Rökkurljóð(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice JOR. 6 Iceland 1949 Sell This Version
JORX. 4 Stefan Islandi - Bikarinn / Gigjan album art Stefan Islandi Bikarinn / Gigjan(Shellac, 12") His Master's Voice JORX. 4 Iceland 1949 Sell This Version
JOR. 5 Stefan Islandi - Amma Raular Í Rökkrinu / Kirkjuhvoll album art Stefan Islandi Amma Raular Í Rökkrinu / Kirkjuhvoll(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice JOR. 5 Iceland 1949 Sell This Version
HSH. 30 Stefan Islandi - Næturljóð / Sólsetursljóð album art Stefano Islandi*, Guðmundur Jónsson Stefano Islandi*, Guðmundur Jónsson - Næturljóð / Sólsetursljóð(Shellac, 10") H.S.H. HSH. 30 Iceland 1956 Sell This Version
BLPC 4 Stefan Islandi - Stefan Islandi Syngur Frægar Tenóraríur & Dúetta Með Else Brems & Henry Skjær album art Stefan Islandi Stefan Islandi Syngur Frægar Tenóraríur & Dúetta Með Else Brems & Henry Skjær(10") His Master's Voice BLPC 4 UK 1959 Sell This Version
CBEP 3 Stefan Islandi - Stefán Íslandi album art Stefan Islandi Stefán Íslandi(7", EP, Mono) Parlophone Odeon CBEP 3 Iceland 1959 Sell This Version
CBEP 23 Stefan Islandi - Stefan Islandi album art Stefan Islandi Stefan Islandi(7", EP, Mono) Parlophone Odeon CBEP 23 Iceland 1967 Sell This Version

Compilations

KALP 41 Stefan Islandi - Stefán Íslandi album art Stefán Íslandi* Stefán Íslandi(LP, Album, Comp) His Master's Voice KALP 41 Iceland 1971 Sell This Version
KALP 58 Stefan Islandi - Einsöngsperlur album art Stefan Islandi, Einar Kristjánsson, Gunnar Pálsson, Guðmundur Jónsson, Erling Ólafsson, Hreinn Pálsson, Guðrún Á Símonar Stefan Islandi, Einar Kristjánsson, Gunnar Pálsson, Guðmundur Jónsson, Erling Ólafsson, Hreinn Pálsson, Guðrún Á Símonar - Einsöngsperlur(LP, Comp) Fálkinn KALP 58 Iceland 1978 Sell This Version
TE 100 Stefan Islandi - Áfram Veginn... album art Stefan Islandi Áfram Veginn...(4xLP, Comp + Box) Taktur TE 100 Iceland 1987 Sell This Version

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