Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jan 31, 2016

Leonid Zinovieff (Litva, Vilnius 1876 - Belgrade, Serbia 1927)



The real name of this totally forgotten tenor is Lev Gips and he was born to a jewish family. He studied singing in Odessa, later perfected his vocal technique in Italy. Then appeared with great success in Kiev, Irkutsk (1906-1907), Kharkov (1907), Madrid, Italy (1910) and USA (1919). In the 1921-1926 seasons he was a soloist of the Belgrade Opera. Among his best roles were Radames in ''Aida'' and Eleasar in ''La Juive''.

Chronology of some appearances

 1910 Torino Teatro Regio Erodiade (Giovanni Battista)
1910 Torino Teatro Regio Edmea (Oberto)
1919 USA Brooklyn Academy of Music Aida (Radames)


The Queen of Spades (Tchaikovsky): Forgive me, celestial creature 317
Tosca (Puccini): E lucevan le stelle 318
Rigoletto (Verdi): Bella figlia dell'amore with
Fainberg-Gorskaya, Burskaya and Polyaev 605

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