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Jan 6, 2014
Vasili Sharonov (Bass-Baritone) (Yaroslavl region 1867- St. Petersburg 1929)
He studied singing in St. Petersburg
under I. I. Palechek, then in Italy
with Scoliar. He made his debut in 1889 as comrpimario at the Panaevsky Opera
House of St. Petersburg. For five years apppeared there as comprimario. From
1895 to 1927 he was a prinicpal bass-baritone of the St. Petersburg Mariinksy
Theatre. From 1908 to 1910 and in 1914 appeared in TheRussian Seasons ofSergei
Paris and London.
During his career appeared in 70 operas and operettas. Sang opposite Figner, Chaliapin,
Bronskaya, Alchevsky, Damaev, Ershov. In Russian he was one of the best-knownWagnerian
singers of his time.
Chronology of some appearances
Petersburg Panaevsky Opera House
Petersburg Mariinksy Theatre
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Judith (Serov): Holofernes' war song 22343
She laughed, Ballad (Lishin) 22344
seafarers (Vilboa): Duet with Ivan Ershov
(Wagner): Leb' wohl, du kühnes 35040
steppe (Gretchaninov) 35041