Feodor Chaliapin

Vocals, Opera singer

1873 – 1938

20 Views

Who was Feodor Chaliapin?

Feodor Ivanovich Chaliapin was a Russian opera singer. The possessor of a large, deep and expressive bass voice, he enjoyed an important international career at major opera houses and is often credited with establishing the tradition of naturalistic acting in his chosen art form.

During the first phase of his career, Chaliapin endured direct competition from three other great basses: the powerful Lev Sibiriakov, the more lyrical Vladimir Kastorsky, and Dmitri Buchtoyarov, whose voice lay between the extremes exemplified by Sibiriakov and Kastorsky. The fact that Chaliapin is far and away the best remembered of this magnificent quartet of rival basses is a testament to the magnetic power of his personality, the acuteness of his musical interpretations, and the vividness of his performances.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Feb 13, 1873
Kazan
Also known as
  • Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin
  • Fedor Shalapin
  • Shalapin, Fedor
  • Feodor Chaliapin Sr.
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Russian
Nationality
  • Russia
Profession
Lived in
  • Kazan
  • Paris
  • Finland
Died
Apr 12, 1938
Paris
Resting place
Novodevichy Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Feodor Chaliapin." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 15 Oct. 2021. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/feodor_chaliapin>.

Discuss this Feodor Chaliapin biography with the community:

0 Comments


    Browse Biographies.net