Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Fedor Chalipin, most famous Russian basso singer, died today in 1938 in Paris

Fédor Chaliapine (Фёдор Иванович Шаляпин) est un chanteur russe d'opéra, né le 13 février 1873 à Kazan et mort le 12 avril 1938 à Paris, est un chanteur d'opéra (basse) et acteur russe. Sa carrière internationale débute en 1901 à la Scala de Milan, puis au Metropolitan Opera de New York en 1907.
En 1922 il émigre à Paris.


Feodor Ivanovich Chaliapin (Фёдор Иванович Шаляпин) was a Russian opera singer, born 13 Feb 1873 in Kazan. Possessing a deep and expressive bass voice, he enjoyed an important international career at major opera houses and is often credited with establishing the tradition of naturalistic acting in his chosen art form. He did not return to Russia after 1921. He initially moved to Finland and later lived in France. Cosmopolitan Paris, with its significant Russian émigré population, became his base, and ultimately, the city of his death on 12 April 1938. He was renowned for his larger-than-life carousing during this period, but he never sacrificed his dedication to his art. Chaliapin's attachment to Paris did not prevent him from pursuing an international operatic and concert career in England, the United States, and further afield.
Fédor Chaliapine
Fédor Chaliapine
Plaque: 22, avenue d'Eylau

Feodor Chaliapine
artiste lyrique russe
1873-1938
vécut et mourut
dans cette maison.

Feodor Ivanovich Chaliapin,
Russian opera singer,
1873-1938,
lived and died
in this house.

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