Józef Redo (1876–1942)

Józef Redo
A popular Polish singer (baritone) and operetta director. In 1897 he was contracted as solo tenor at theatre Nowości in Warsaw, becoming one of its most iconic singers. He recorded many albums for Sirena records, appeared in many films, and is known for dancing the first tango in Warsaw on 28 October 1913 with Lucyna Messal. He performed in the following productions in Nowości: 1910 – Emmerich [Imre] Kálmán’s Manewr jesienne (Tatárajárás, later Herbstmanöver), 1910 – Franz Lehár’s Hrabia Luxemburg (Der Graf von Luxemburg), 1913 – Lehár’s Ewa (Eva), 1914 – Kálmán’s Król skrzypków (Der Zigeunerprimas), 1916 & 1920 – Jean Gilbert’s Królowa kinematografu (Die Kino-Königin), 1918 – Leo Fall’s Róża Stambułu (Die Rose von Stambul) , 1920 – Kálmán’s Księżniczka czardasza (Die Csárdásfürstin), 1921 – Lehár’s Wesoła wdówka (Die lustige Witwe), 1924 – Fall’s Madame Pompadour, 1924 – Kálmán’s Hrabina Marica (Gräfin Mariza), 1931 – Fall’s Róże z Florydy (osen aus Florida). Redo in Wesoła wdówka in 1908, singing here with another legend of Nowości, Józefina Bielska:
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