Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

May 25, 2013

Ivan Gryzunov (Baritone) (Moscow 1879 – Moscow 1919)



Trained as a church chorister he studied singing privately while employed in a bank. After a debut in operetta, he sang first with the opera company at the Solodovnikov Theatre in 1903 before joining the Bolshoi, where he sang in the seasons 1904-1915. In 1908-9 and 1915-17, he sang with the Zimin company, Moscow, as well as in recitals. In 1907 Gryzunov with great success appeared at La Scala.

Chronology of some appearances

1903 Moscow  Solodovnikov Theatre
1904-1915 Moscow Bolshoi Theatre
1908-1909 Moscow S. Zimin's Opera House
1915-1917 Moscow S. Zimin's Opera House


Gramophone, Moscow 22-1-10
Blow, blow, foul weather (Russian folksong) 4-22086 14126   
Christ is risen, Romance Romans Op 26 No 6 (Rakhmaninov) 4-22062 14125½b

Gramophone, Moscow 24-1-10
Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky): Eugene Onegin: Should I decide on domesticity 022141 1916c
Sadko (Rimsky-Korsakov): Song of the Varangian guest 022152   1917c
The Prisoner in the Caucasus: The sun was brightly shining in the sky 022153 1918c

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