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Jan 9, 2014
Capiton Zaporojetz (Bass) (1880-1937)
His real surname was Kononov. He studied
singing privately with S. Lapinsky. From 1908 to 1911 and from 1914 to 1920’s
he was a soloist of the S. Zimin’s Opera House in Moscow, where in 1908 he and
made his debut as Marcel in G. Meyerbeer’s ‘’Gli Ugonotti’’. From 1911 to 1914
he appeared at the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre. In 1909 and 1913 he sang in S. Dyagilev’s
Russian seasonsin Paris.
In 1911 he made guest appearances in Rome, London and Paris.
In 1913 sang in Europe and USA.
From 1920’s to 1930’s he was a member of the Russian Private Opera in Paris. He also performed
in Bulgaria (1921), Vienna (1922), Barcelona (1922,
1927), Monte Carlo (1925), Berlin (1928), London and kishinev
Chronology of some appearances
1908-1911 Moscow S. Zimin’s Opera House
1911-1914 Moscow Bolshoi Theatre
1914-1920's Moscow S. Zimin’s Opera House
RECORDINGS FOR SALE
Columbia Drinking (Traditional song) L1991 AX2740 Song of the flea (Mussorgsky) L1991 AX2739
Onegin (Tchaikovsky): Love reigns over all ages 1440
Ludmilla (Glinka): Ruslan´s Air 1442
(Rimsky-Korsakov): Song of the Viking Guest - O fearful crags 10020
of Spades (Tchaikovsky): Tomsky´s Aria 10027