Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jul 9, 2016

Georges (Georgy) Pozemkovsky (Tenor) (St. Petersburg, Russia 21 November 1892 - Paris, France 7 May 1958)


From 1912 to 1917 he studied singing at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and made his debut at the Mariinsky Theatre as Lensky in P. Tchaikovsky's ''Eugene Onegin'' (1916). Here he appeared till 1919. In 1920 he went abroad. From 1920 to 1930's he was a soloist of the Russian Opera in Paris. He made guest appearances in Belgium, Switzerland, Nice (1921, 1930's), Monte Carlo (1925), Barcelona (1924, 1925, 1927, 1929), Berlin, Leipzig (1928), London (1931), USA and South America. In 1922 he sang at the Grand Opéra in Paris in the world premiere of the opera ''Tarass Boulba'' by Samuel-Rousseau. His repertoire included Faust, Lensky in ''Eugene Onegin'', Hermann in ''The Queen of Spades'', Sadko, Prince in "Rusalka", Grigori in "Boris Godunov", Duke in ''Rigoletto''.

Chronology of some appearances

1916-1919 St. Ptersburg Mariinksy Theatre
1920-1930's Paris Russian Opera


Pathé, Paris 1920?
Tarass Boulba (Samuel-Rousseau): Oui, je t'aime with Maria Kousnezoff  2024

HMV, Paris 1931-04-01?
Sadko (Rimsky-Korsakov): O you dark forest EK95 (30-6473)

HMV, 1931-06-08
Rusalka (Dargomizhsky): Mad scene and death of the miller, pt 1 with Chaliapin DB1531 (32-2265)
Rusalka (Dargomizhsky): Mad scene and death of the miller, pt 2 with Chaliapin DB1531 (32-2265)

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