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Alexander Pirogov
Russian opera singer

Alexander Pirogov

Alexander Pirogov
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Intro Russian opera singer
Was Singer Opera singer
From Russia Russia
Field Music
Gender male
Birth 4 July 1899, Ryazan
Death 26 June 1964 (aged 65 years)
The details (from wikipedia)


Alexander Stepanovich Pirogov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Степа́нович Пирого́в; 1899–1964) was a Russian bass opera singer.
Pirogov was born in Ryazan, one of five sons of a musical father. Four of the five brothers became singers, most notably Grigory, also a bass.
From 1924 through 1954, he was one of the main bass soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre along with Mark Reizen, and Maxim Mikhailov. He recorded under Samuil Samosud, Alexander Melik-Pashayev, Aleksandr Gauk, Nikolai Golovanov, and Vassili Nebolsin.
In 1955, he played Boris Godunov in a film version, winning a medal in Italy. In 1954 he made his only performance outside the Soviet Union singing the role of Boris Godunov in Finnish National Opera in Helsinki.

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