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During his childhood, he was in Siberia, where his father was banished for revolutionary activity. He studied at the Tyumenschool. Labinsky studied singing at the Petersburgconservatoire (1895-1899) with Gabel and Samus. He made his debut in 1899 at the Mariinsky (debut in as Berendey – ‘’Snegurochka’’). At that theater he sang the role of Vsevolod in the 1907 premiere of Rimsky-Korsakov's ‘’The Invisible City of Kitezh’’. He sang there up to 1912 and during 1919-1924. Labinsky sang at the Bolshoi during 1912-1919 and during 1924-1926. He toured often much Russia and was one of the first Russian singers to sing for the first time in Japan. Upon his retirement he became a professor at the Moscow Conservatory. His soft voice had a wide range up to high f. Among his best lyrical roles were Lensky, Dubrovsky, Vladimir (‘’Prince Igor’’), Indian guest, Sinodal, Alfredo, Duca, and Almaviva. He also attempted to sing roles such Raoul, Samson, and Radames. Labinsky recorded more than 300 sides (1901-1915). He died in Moscow on August 8th 1941 during an air raid.