Jan Rubes: A Man of Many Talents by Ezra Schabas

By Ezra Schabas

Jan Rubes has been a number one performer and director on level, movie, and television, and in live performance, opera, musical comedy, and drama. With an operatic occupation already confirmed, the Czechoslovakia local immigrated to Canada in 1949 and was once quickly the prime bass within the Canadian Opera corporation. He has played all through Canada and the U.S. either with the corporate and in numerous solo recitals and appearances with symphony orchestras. Rubes has performed greater than a hundred operatic roles and has seemed in additional than 70 movies, together with the well-remembered Witness with Harrison Ford.

along with his spouse, Susan Douglas Rubes, he helped improve younger People’s Theatre in Toronto. A member of the Order of Canada and holder of 2 honourary doctorates, he has gained Geminis for his movie paintings. His lifestyles is wealthy intimately – he has been either a countrywide tennis champion and a major a part of the background of the acting arts in Canada.

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