Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jan 28, 2015

Aleksei Kanshin (Tenor/Bass) (? - France 1942)

                                                                  Don Jose

Пружанский А. М. Отечественные певцы. 1750—1917

From 1894 ro 1896 he appeared in the USA, then made his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Perfected his studies by taking lessons from Ioakim Tartakov. From 1913 to 1917 he was a soloist of the Theatre of Musical Drama in St. Petersburg, where he appeared as Don Jose, Herman and Parsifal. In 1917 made guest appearances in Odessa. After 1917 he performed as bass at the Teatro Alla Scala sharing roles with Ezio Pinza.

Chronology of some appearances

1894-1896 USA
1913-1917 St. Petersburg Theatre of Musical Drama
1917 Odessa
1927 Milano Teatro Alla Scala


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