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Aug 6, 2013
Alexander Matveev (Tenor) (Moscow 1876 – Moscow 1961)
He studied singing under
F. Andrievsky in Moscow and under S. Gabel in St. Petersburg. He made
his debut in 1895 at the Panaevsky Theatre of St. Petersburg in N.
Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera ‘’The Maid of Pskov’’. In 1902 he sang in Tbilisi, then in Kharkov
and Moscow and St. Petersburg. From 1906 to 1908 and from
1910 to 1917 he was a member of the Mariinsky Theatre of St. Petersburg, where
he made his debut as Radames in ‘’Aida’’. From 1908 to 1910 and from 1920 to
1922 Matveev appeared at the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre. He was also a soloist of
the Ekaterinburg Opera House. From 1917 to 1921 he made guest appearances at
the Grand Opera in Paris.
Guest appearances followed in Saratov, Tbilisi, in the cities of Soviet
Chronology of appearance
1906 St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre Aida (Radames)
RECORDINGS FOR SALE
G&T, Moscow 1903 Nero (Rubinstein): Stances - Glory to thee, god Hymen 2-22108 1486C Aida (Verdi): Pur
ti riveggo with V. S. Klopotovskaya 024008 134Hp