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Greatest Opera Singers
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Capiton Zaporojetz (Bass) (1880-1937)
His real surname was Kononov. He studied singing privately with S. Lapinsky. From 1908 to 1911 and from 1914 to 1920’s he was a soloist of the S. Zimin’s Opera House in Moscow, where in 1908 he and made his debut as Marcel in G. Meyerbeer’s ‘’Gli Ugonotti’’. From 1911 to 1914 he appeared at the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre. In 1909 and 1913 he sang in S. Dyagilev’s Russian seasonsin Paris. In 1911 he made guest appearances in Rome, London and Paris. In 1913 sang in Europe and USA. From 1920’s to 1930’s he was a member of the Russian Private Opera in Paris. He also performed in Bulgaria (1921), Vienna (1922), Barcelona (1922, 1927), Monte Carlo (1925), Berlin (1928), London and kishinev(1930’s).
Chronology of some appearances
1908-1911 Moscow S. Zimin’s Opera House
1911-1914 Moscow Bolshoi Theatre
1914-1920's Moscow S. Zimin’s Opera House
RECORDINGS FOR SALE
Columbia Drinking (Traditional song) L1991 AX2740 Song of the flea (Mussorgsky) L1991 AX2739
Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky): Love reigns over all ages 1440
Ruslan and Ludmilla (Glinka): Ruslan´s Air 1442
Sadko (Rimsky-Korsakov): Song of the Viking Guest - O fearful crags 10020
The Queen of Spades (Tchaikovsky): Tomsky´s Aria 10027