Pétur Jónsson was born in 1884 in Iceland. During studies in Kopenhagen, his voice was discovered. He took a few
singing lessons and made his debut in 1911 in Berlin at the Kurfürstenoper. Through Kiel, he went to Darmstadt in 1918 as a
replacement for Josef Mann. There he experienced the zenith of his career. His success was due to his natural strong voice and
not to his art of singiung. His voice detoriated rapidly. In 1922, he was again Berlin (Deutsche Opernhaus), and moved to Bremen in
Past his zenith for quite a while, he returned to Iceland in 1929 where he died in 1956.
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I wish to thank Robert Schlesinger for the recording.
Source for the picture and biographical notes: Einhard Lutther So viel der Helden, Biographie eines Stimmfaches
Teil 3, Wagnertenöre der Kaiserzeit (1871-1918),
Probusiness GMBH 2006.