First he studied at the cadet school in Orel, then graduated from the military academy in Moscow and became an officer. He received his first singing lessons from Pierre Copola in Oslo, since 1919 he was a student of August Iffert in Dresden, with Lapierre and Waldemar Bernhardt he studied in Paris and finally he completed his education under Vittorio Vanza in Milan. He made his debut in 1923 in Germany as a concert singer. Since 1936 he appeared In Germany under the stage name Michael von Roggen. At the Berlin Staatsoper he sang among other things in the premiere of the opera ‘’Rembrandt van Rijn’’ by Paul von Klenau (23. 1. 1937). Till 1946 he appeared in opera performances and concerts. Later he lived in Berlin.
Homocord, Berlin 1928-10?
Simon Boccanegra (Verdi): A te l'estremo addio 4-8917 52503
Don Carlo (Verdi): Ella giammai m'amo! 4-8917 52504
Juive (Halévy): Wenn ew'ger Hass 4-8926 52505-I
Homocord, Berlin 1929-06-27
Boris Godounov (Moussorgsky): Monolog des Boris (Ru) 4-9027 H-M532D
Boris Godounov (Moussorgsky): Monolog des Pimen (Ru) 4-9027 H-M533D