Alexander Vesselovsky

Alexander VesselovskyLa Bohème: Che gelida manina
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I wish to thank Richard J Venezia for the recording.
Alexander Vesselovsky singsWerther: Lied d'Ossian
In RA Format

Alexander Vesselovsky singsTosca: E lucevan le stelle
In RA Format

Biographical Notes

Alexander Vesselovsky was born in 1885 in Moscow. During his childhood, he sang in a Church chorus and in the Moscow Synodal Chorus. During 1917-1921, Alexander Vesselovsky was soloist at the Bolshoi. Since 1921, Alexander Vesselovsky undertook a long tour West to Ukraine and France. He stayed outside Russia for good. Vesselovsky sang in Russian operas in Paris, went on tour at Barcelona (1922), Buenos Aires (1924), and Paris (Opéra, 1926,1938). From 1926, Toscanini engaged him to sing the Russian repertory at La Scala. His best roles were in Manon, La Traviata, Lohengrin, and Fedora. He was also busy singing concerts. The singer died at Luiano on February 4th, 1964. His few records were made for Pathé and Columbia.

I wish to thank Vladimir Efimenko for the biographical notes and recording (Werther).
I would like to thank Thomas Silverboerg for the recording (Tosca).

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