Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Apr 4, 2015

Mikhail Sokolsky (Baritone) (Rostov-on-Don, Russia 1878 - Moscow, Russia 1915)


                                                                Escamillo

His real surname was Plaksin. He studied singing at the College of Music in Rostov under the famous tenor Eugene Ryadnov (1853-1925). In 1900 he made his debut as Eletsky in ''The Queen of Spades'' at the Theatre Arkadia in St. Petersburg.  Then he appeared in Rostov-on-Don (1901), Ekaterinoslav, Kishinev (1901-1902), Irkutsk, Kazan, Moscow (Summer Opera 1907, The Zimin Opera 1909), St. Petersburg (New Summer Theatre 1905,  Russian Opera 1907), Kiev (1908), Tbilisi (1910), Baku, Odessa and Ekaterinburg (1912-1913).

Chronology of some appearances

1900 St. Petersburg Theatre Arkadia
1901  Rostov-on-Don Opera
1901-1902 Kishinev Opera
1905 St. Petersburg New Summer Theatre
1907 Moscow Summer Opera
1907 St. Petersburg Russian Opera
1908 Kiev Opera
1909 Moscow The Zimin Opera
1910 Tbilisi Opera
1912-1913 Ekaterinburg Opera

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G&T St. Petersburg 1907
Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky): Mazurka and Quarrel scene - You do not dance with Alexander Davidov 24478 6280L

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