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Forgotten Opera Singers
Forgotten Tenors: Leon Laffitte (2 photos), Richard Kubla, Luigi Marletta and William Miller
Mar 4, 2012
Vladimir Pikok (Tenor) (Krasnoyarsk 1875 – Moscow 1943)
Duke in ‘’Rigoletto’’
Lensky in ''Eugene Onegin''
Born into a family of doctor, he took singing lessons from famous baritone I. P. Pryanishnikov in St. Petersburg, then he studied in Milan with Podesti. In 1904 he performed in concert at Krasnoyarsk. From 1905 to 1906 Pikok appeared at the Opera Theatre of Irkutsk, then under the recommendation of M. Ippolitov-Ivanov he was engaged by the S. Zimin’s Opera Theatre. From 1916 to 1928 Pikok was a soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. He made guest appearance in Paris, where he sang at the Opéra-Comique the role of Pinkerton in Puccini’s ‘’Madama Butterfly’’. In 1912 as a member of the S. Zimin’s Opera theatre Pikok sang in Saratov, Simbirsk, Kiev. In 1911 he created for the Moscow the role of Pinkerton in Puccini’s ‘’Madama Butterfly’’. He sang also with many italian opera singers. For example with Mattia Battistini Pikok performed in Verdi’s ‘’Un ballo in maschera’’. Chronology of some appearance 1905-1906 Irkutsk Opera House 1916-1928 Moscow Bolshoi Theatre
RECORDINGS FOR SALE
Gramophone, Moscow 1908 Ernani (Verdi): O sommo Carlo with Kamionsky, Milova and Dubrovin 022108 335