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Sergey Yakovlevich LEMESHEV

singer , tenor

Sergey LEMESHEV, USSR Singer, tenor. Soloist, Bolshoy Theater, since 1931; instructor, Lunacharsky Institute of Theatrical Art, since 1956; Popular Artist of USSR since 1950. Order of Lenin Badge of Honor; medals; Stalin Prize, 1941. Member, Communist Party, since 1948.


LEMESHEV, Sergey was born in 1902 in village Staroe Knyazevo, now Kalinin Oblast.


1925 graduated Moscow Conservatory. Studied at opera studio of Bolshoy Theater under Stanislavsky.


1926-1931 at theaters in Sverdlovsk, Harbin and Tbilisi. Singer of Russ, romantic and folk songs. Roles include: Lensky in Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”.

Bercndey and Levko in RimskyKorsakov’s “Snegurochka” (The Snow Maiden) and “Mayskaya noch” (May Night). Boyan in Glinka’s “Ruslan i Lyudmila” (Ruslan and Ludmilla). Vladimir Igorevich in Borodin’s “Knyaz Igor” (Prince Igor).

Title role in E. F. Napravnik’s “Dubrovsky”. The Duke in Verdi’s “Rigoletto” and Alfred in “La Traviata”. Romeo in Gounod’s “Romeo and Juliet” and title role in “Faust”.

Title role in D. Ober’s “Fra Diavolo”. Sing Pi-wu in Kabalevsky’s “Nikita Vershinin”, etc. Appeared in film “A Musical Story”.


Member, Communist Party, since 1948.


Member, Communist Party, since 1948.