Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Sep 10, 2013

Gavriil (Gabriel) Morskoy (Tenor) (Ukraine, Chernigov province 1862 - St. Petersburg 1914)

His real name was Heinrich Janchevetzki. He was born on March 23rd., 1862 in the. During his childhood he sang in a choir in Arseni a city in the area of Kiev. Morskoy finished the Chernigov grammar school and then went to the Petersburg Capella. He studied singing during the period 1882-89 at the Petersburg conservatoire with Everardi, Gabel and Palechek. In 1889, Morskoy made his debut in opera in Odessa (1889-92), then sang in Kiev (1892-95). During 1895-1906, he was at the Mariinski Theatre (Radames, José, Raoul, Lenski). He had a strong voice with a range up to high C. His repertory was around 50 roles, among them: Sobinin(Ivan Susanin-Glinka), Hermann, Samson, Vodemon, Werther, Ioann. He went also on tour in England. All his records are rare.

Chronology of some appearances

1889-1892 Odessa Opera House
1892-1895 Kiev Opera House
1895-1906 St. Petersburg Mariinksy Theatre


G&T St. Petersburg 1901
The Maid of Pskov (Rimsky-Korsakov): Michaels Tucha's song  22473 1444B
Tsar's Bride (Rimsky-Korsakov): The threatening cloud has passed 22570 343x
Sadko (Rimsky-Korsakov): O you dark oak-grove 22582 409x
Walkure (Wagner): Wintersturme 22804 464x

Gramophone St. Petersburg ? 1903
Sadko (Rimsky-Korsakov): Play, my psaltery 2-22585

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