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Mark Osipovich REYZEN

singer , bass

Mark REYZEN, USSR Singer, bass. Professor, Gnesin Musical Pedagogical Institute, since 1954; Popular Artist of USSR since 1937. Stalin Prizes, 1941, 1949, 1951; two Order of Lenin; medals.


REYZEN, Mark was born in 1895 in village Zaytsevo, Ukrainia.


Studied at Kharkov Technology Institute. 1919 graduated Kharkov Conservatory.


1915-1917 in Russia Army. Formed and conducted balalaika orchestra in his company. Later sang in choir, Kharkov Technology Institute.

Simultaneously instructor. 1920-1921 actor, Kharkov Drama Theater. 1922-1924 soloist, Kharkov Opera Theater.

1925-1930 soloist, Leningrad Academy Theater of Opera and Ballet. 1930-1954 soloist, USSR Bolshoy Theater. Toured in Germany, France, England and Hungary.

Roles: Boris in “Boris Godunov”. Dosifey in Mussorgsky’s “Khovanshchina”. Susanin in Glinka’s “Ivan Susanin”.

The miller in Dragomyzhsky’s “Rusalka”. Mephisto in Gounod’s “Faust”. The Viking guest in Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Sadko”.

Prince Gremin in Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”, etc.