Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Mar 6, 2015

Yuli Modestov (Baritone) (Ukraine, Berdichev 1874 - Ekaterinburg 1921)


                                                             Amonasro

                                                                 Onegin

                                                               Escamilio

He studied singing under Camille Everardi and Ioakim Tartakov in Kiev. He appeared at the operatic stages in Kharkov (1903), Moscow (Zimin Opera 1904/1905), Zhytomyr (1906-1908), Rostov-on-Don (1907), Tbilisi (1907, 1910), St. Peterburg (National House 1908, 1912-1913), Samara (1909/1910), Vilnius (1910), Kharkov (1911/1912), Kiev (1912-1915) and Ekaterinburg (1915, 1919-1921). His best role was Figaro in G. Rossini’s ‘’Il Barbiere di Siviglia’’. His repertoire included Ruslan in ‘’Ruslan and Ludmila’’, Robert in ‘’Iolanta’’, Valentin in ‘’Faust’’, Escamilio in ‘’Karmen’’, Nelusko in ‘’L’Africana’’, Jago in ‘’Otello’’, Renato in ‘’Un Ballo in Maschera’’, Amonasro in ‘’Aida’’, Tonio in ‘’Pagliacci’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1903 Kharkov Opera
1904-1905 Moscow Zimin Opera
1906-1908 Zhytomyr Opera
1907 Rostov-on-Don Opera
1907 Tbilisi Opera
1908 St. Peterburg National House
1909-1910 Samara Opera
1910 Tbilisi Opera
1910 Vilnius Opera
1911-1912 Kharkov Opera
1912-1913 St. Peterburg National House
1912-1915 Kiev Opera
1915 Ekaterinburg Opera
1919-1921 Ekaterinburg Opera

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Zonophone, -3-10
The Queen of Spades: If only darling maidens (Chaikovsky) X-2-62492 14493b

Zonophone, -9-10
Proshalnoe slovo, Op 12 No 1 (Slonov) A word of farewell  X-2-62619 1443ae

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