Alexander Pirogov

Opera Singer, Film actor

1899 – 1964

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Who was Alexander Pirogov?

Alexander Stepanovich Pirogov was a Russian bass opera singer.

Pirogov was born in the village of Novosyolki, one of five sons of a musical father. Four of the five brothers became singers, most notably Grigory, also a bass.

From 1924 through 1954, he was one of the main bass soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre along with Mark Reizen, and Maxim Mikhailov. He recorded under Samuil Samosud, Alexander Melik-Pashayev, Aleksandr Gauk, Nikolai Golovanov, and Vassili Nebolsin.

In 1955, he played Boris Godunov in a film version, winning a medal in Italy. In 1954 he made his only performance outside the Soviet Union singing the role of Boris Godunov in Finnish National Opera in Helsinki.

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Born
Jun 22, 1899
Ryazan Oblast
Also known as
  • Alexander Stepanovich Pirogov
  • Alexandr Pirogov
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Nationality
  • Russia
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Died
Jun 26, 1964
Moscow

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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