Jess Thomas

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Birthday
4, 1927
Birthplace
South Dakota
Death Date
Oct 11, 1993 (66)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
4, 1927
Birthplace
South Dakota
Death Date
Oct 11, 1993 (66)

About

American operatic tenor known for his singing of pieces by Wagner. In 1963, he joined the cast of the Metropolitan Opera and sang in 109 performances.

Before Fame

He studied psychology at the University of Nebraska, and worked as a high school guidance counselor.

Trivia

He made his opera debut in 1957 for the San Francisco Opera, performing in Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Hot Springs, South Dakota.

Associated With

He became famous for performing operatic pieces by composer Richard Wagner.