Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Dec 30, 2011

Nikolai Vekov (Baritone) (Ryazan, Russia 1870 - ?)

                                                    Nevers in ''Gli Ugonotti''

The real surname of this forgotten russian baritone was Vekov-Dunois. He studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with Camillo Everardi and E. Lavrovskaya. In 1900 he made his debut at the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre in ‘’The Merry Wives of Windsor’’ of O. Nicolai. From 1900 to 1904 Vekov performed in two private theatres: Theatre of Saladovnikov  and  Hermitage Theatre. Then, untill 1911, he sang at the Opera Theatre of S. Zimin, also in Odessa (1911-1913) and Kiev (1914-1915). From 1916 he was a director of an opera class of the Moscow Conservatory. During the 1930s Vekov worked at the Sofia National Opera. Then he taught. He made 19 records. His recordings are very difficult to find.

Chronology of some appearances

1900 Moscow Bolshoi Theatre
1900-1904 Theatre of Saladovnikov  and  Hermitage Theatre
1911-1913 Odessa Opera House
1914-1915 Kiev Opera House


Gramophone, St. Petersburg?  1908
The broken vase, Romance (Arensky)  3-22735 6505L

1 comment:

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