Andrei Alekseevich Ivanov

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Ivanov, Andrei Alekseevich


Born Nov. 30 (Dec. 13), in Zamost’e (present-day Zamść), Lublin Województwo, in present-day Poland; died Oct. 1, 1970, in Moscow. Soviet Russian singer (baritone); People’s Artist of the USSR (1944).

Ivanov attended the Kiev Cooperative Institute (1921–24) and also studied voice in N.N. Lund’s private studio. In 1926 he began performing at the Azerbaijan, Odessa, and Sverdlovsk theaters of opera and ballet. He was a soloist at the Ukrainian Theater of Opera and Ballet (Kiev) from 1934 to 1949 and at the Bol’shoi Theater of the USSR from 1950 to 1956. He performed the title roles in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and Mazepa, Borodin’s Prince Igor, Rubinstein’s Demon, and Verdi’s Rigo-letto. His other parts included Griaznoi (The Tsar’s Bride by Rimsky-Korsakov), Silvio (Pagliacci by Leoncavallo), and Nagul’nov ( Virgin Land Upturned by Dzerzhinskii). Ivanov gave concert recitals and often toured foreign countries. He received two orders and several medals.

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