Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

May 27, 2013

Jean (Iwan) Iwanzoff (Baritone) (? 1880 - ?)


He studied singing in St. Petersburg under N. Spasski, who trained him as bass. He took vocal lessons also from R. Nuvel-Nordi. From 1912 to 1916 he sang at the St. Petersburg Musical Drama and at the National House (1913—18). Appeared also in Moscow. In 1919 Iwanzoff went to Germany and during the 1920’s made guest appearances in Paris (Grand Opera, 1921), Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona (1921, 1922), on italian cities, Washington, D.C., New York. In 1930’s Iwanzoff lived in USA, where he started to sing with success as tenor in ‘’The Queen of Spades’’ of  P. Tchaikovsky and in other operas.

Chronology of some appearances

1912-1916 St. Petersburg Musical Drama 
1913—1918 St. Petersburg National House  


Gramophone, St Petersburg 1913-10-23
Tosca (Puccini): Se la giurata 4-22624 18014b

Vox, Berlin 1922-09?
Traviata (Verdi) Di Provenza 03175 591A
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) Largo al factotum 03175 590A
Ballo in maschera (Verdi) Eri tu 03276 595A
Aida (Verdi) Anch'io pugnai 03276 594A
Africaine (Meyerbeer) Dir Königin (It) 03226 705A
Africaine (Meyerbeer) Hei! Adamastor (It) 03226 706A
Otello (Verdi): Credo in un dio crudel 03165 586A
Faust (Gounod):  Dio possente 03165 587A
Don Giovanni (Mozart): Finch'han dal vino 03227
Don Giovanni (Mozart): Deh vieni alla finestra 03227
Pêcheurs de perles (Bizet): Del tempio al limitar with Bjørn Talén 04024 613A

Bohème (Puccini): Ah, Mimì with Bjørn Talén 04024 614A

Forza del destino (Verdi): Solenne in quest'ora with Bjørn Talén 07002A
Otello (Verdi):  Si, pel ciel with  Bjørn Talén 07002B

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