Rather than derail the Svetlana thread, I'll give Chaliapin his own thread

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Rather than derail the Svetlana thread, I'll give Chaliapin his own thread

Post  pinhedz on Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:07 pm

Svetlana's new soprano, Olga Orlovskaya, is the great-granddaughter of Feodor Chaliapin--the greatest Russian basso of all time.

And a handsome devil he was:




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Post  pinhedz on Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:09 pm

He sang many roles in Russian operas--not many light comedies:




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Post  pinhedz on Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:09 pm

After the silent part of this clip, you can hear him sing a bit of Don Quichotte (Olga would probably do this in a higher key):


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Post  Lee Van Queef on Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:07 am

Well, she didn't inherit his looks did she?

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:49 am

Simulacrum wrote:Well, she didn't inherit his looks did she?
Last living daughter of Chaliapin dies
Moscow RIA Novosti, 14 July 2009

Marina Chaliapin, crowned Miss Russia in 1931, was the wife of a former Italian culture official Luigi Freddi. During her life she worked as a ballet dancer in Russia, a designer, architect and an officer in the Italian Fleet.


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Post  Lee Van Queef on Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:23 pm

Don Quichotte looks like a hoot. You seen all of the film?

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