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Aleksey Petrovich IVANOV

singer , baritone

Aleksey IVANOV, USSR Singer, baritone. Soloist, Bolshoy Theater, Moscow, since 1938; Popular Artist of USSR, since 1951; member, Arts Council, AU-Russia Theatrical Society. Order of Red Banner of Labor; medals; Stalin Prize, 1946, 1948, 1950.


IVANOV, Aleksey was born in 1904 in village Chizhovo, now Kalinin Oblast.


1926 graduated Physics and Mathematics Department, Tver Pedagogical Institute. 1932 graduated Leningrad Conservatory.


1926-1928 instructor, factory school at Tver Railroad Car Plant. 1928-1932 at operatic studio of Leningrad Conservatory and taught physics and mathematics in several Leningrad school and technicums. 1932-1936 soloist, Leningrad Maly Opera Theater.

1936-1938 at theaters in Saratov and Gorky. Chairman and Presidium member, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic Commission for Certification of Singing Teachers. Sang following parts: Volkonsky in Prokofiev’s “Voyna i mir” (War and Peace).

Ryleev in Yu. Shaporin’s “Dekabristy" (The Decembrists). Title role in A. G. Rubinstein’s “Demon”. Mazepa and the Devil in Tchaikovsky’s “Mazepa and Chercvichki” (The Little Shoes).

Petr in A. N. Serov’s “Vrazhya sila” (Satanic Forces). Title role in Verdi’s “Rigoletto”. Gryaznoy in Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Tsarskaya nevesta” (The Bride of the Tsar).

Shaklovity in Mussorgsky’s “Khovanshchina;” title tolc in Borodin’s “Knyaz Igor” (Prince Igor). Ruslan in Glinka’s “Ruslan i Lyudmila” (Ruslan and Ludmilla) etc.