Greatest Opera Singers

Greatest Opera Singers

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Gregorio Melnik (Bass) (Kishinev, Moldova 11 (23.) 11. 1882 - Bucharest, Romania 23. 5. 1968)

From 1907 to 1912 he studied at the College of Music and Drama in Moscow. Later he went to Italy and perfected his vocal technique in Milano (1919-1921).  By advice of  Feodor Chaliapin he made his debut at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow (1912). Since 1934 lived in Romania. His repertoire included Marcel in ''Gli Ugonotti'', Gremin in ''Eugenio Onegin'', Mefistofele in ''Faust'', Sparafucile in ''Rigoletto'', Don Basilio in ''Il Barbiere di Siviglia'' and Ramfis in ''Aida''.

Chronology of some appearances

1912 Moscow Bolshoi Theater
1912-1916 Odessa Opera
1916-1918 Petrograd Theater of Musical Drama
1923 Milano La Scala Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1925 Brescia Grande Gli Ugonotti (Nevers)
1926 Amsterdam Opera Ernani (Silva)
1929 Parma Politeama Reinach Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1930 Torino Teatro Regio Il vascello fantasma (Dalando)
1935 Parma Teatro Regio Rigoletto (Sparafucile)
1935 Parma Teatro Regio Lohengrin (Enrico)


Lakme (Delibes): Stances de Nilakanta 20195

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