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Monday, January 6, 2014
Vasili Sharonov (Bass-Baritone) (Yaroslavl region 1867- St. Petersburg 1929)
He studied singing in St. Petersburgunder I. I. Palechek, then in Italywith Scoliar. He made his debut in 1889 as comrpimario at the Panaevsky Opera House of St. Petersburg. For five years apppeared there as comprimario. From 1895 to 1927 he was a prinicpal bass-baritone of the St. Petersburg Mariinksy Theatre. From 1908 to 1910 and in 1914 appeared in TheRussian Seasons ofSergei Dyagilev in Paris and London. During his career appeared in 70 operas and operettas. Sang opposite Figner, Chaliapin, Bronskaya, Alchevsky, Damaev, Ershov. In Russian he was one of the best-knownWagnerian singers of his time.
Chronology of some appearances
1889-1894St. Petersburg Panaevsky Opera House
1895-1927 St. Petersburg Mariinksy Theatre
RECORDING FOR SALE
Berliner, St. Petersburg 1901
Judith (Serov): Holofernes' war song 22343 2559G
She laughed, Ballad (Lishin) 22344 2560G
G&T, St. Petersburg 1903
The seafarers (Vilboa): Duet with Ivan Ershov 024000 99y
Walkure (Wagner): Leb' wohl, du kühnes 35040 Over the steppe (Gretchaninov) 35041