Maurice Maievsky

January 11, 1938 Paris -

Picture of Maurice Maievsky
Picture of Maurice Maievsky
Maurice Maievsky in Le pays du sourire at Gémenos on July 8th., 1967
Picture of Maurice Maievsky
Le pays du sourire at Gémenos on July 8th., 1967
Picture of Maurice Maievsky in Cavalleria rusticana with Henri Peyrottes
Cavalleria rusticana with Henri Peyrottes
Poster of Maurice Maievsky in Madama Butterfly at Calais on March 9, 1997
Madama Butterfly at Calais on March 9, 1997
Poster of Maurice Maievsky in Tosca at Toulon on January 26th., 1975
Tosca at Toulon on January 26th., 1975
Poster of Maurice Maievsky in Carmen at Troyes on February 27/28th., 1982
Carmen at Troyes on February 27/28th., 1982
Picture of Maurice Maievsky
Poster of Maurice Maievsky
Carmen at Gémenos on August 25th., 1968 with Millet and Poscia
His real name was Maurice Machabanski. He studied singing in 1957 at the Paris Conservatory. He was drafter in the Algerian wars and had to interrupt his studies.

He made his debut in 1962 in Reims as Dimitri. In 1963, he made his debut at the Opéra, where he sang mostly comprimarii roles. Therefore he left the Opéra in 1966.

He sang with success in other French cities. He was back at the Opéra during 1969-71.

He sang in Glyndebourne German in 1971, and Bacchus in 1972.

Other guest appearances include: 1974 Théâtre de la Monnaie
1975 Grand Théâtre in Genève
1977 Glasgow
1981 Dublin
Palermo, Madrid, La Haye, Montréal, Santa Fé, Montevideo, Bolshoï, Teheran.
1974 Rouen (world premiere of Antoine et Cléopâtre vy E. Bondeville

He continued to sing mainly in French Provincial cities until the early 1980s.

His repertory included: Pollione, Radames, Don Carlo, Turiddu, Canio, Otello, Cavaradossi, Chenier, Florestan, Samson, Tambourmajor, German, José, Johnson, Masaniello, Bacchus....
Reference: Kutsch & Riemens

Maurice Maievsky Pique Dame: Life is but a game (Chto nasha zhizn? Igra!), in French

Maurice Maievsky Rigoletto: Vois à tes pieds , with Amelia Benvenuti
In RA Format

Maurice Maievsky Rigoletto: Comme la plume au vent
In RA Format

Maurice Maievsky sings Le postillon de Longjumeau: Fragments of the Aria
sings a cappela over a recording
In RA Format

Maurice Maievsky sings Paillasse: Je vous rappele
In RA Format

Maurice Maievsky sings Aida: Final Act 3
with Ernest Blanc, Seta Del Grande and Michèle Vilma
In RA Format
I want to thanks Claude Ribou for the picture (bottom) and poster (bottom).
I want to thanks Georges Cardol for the pictures (top two).
I wish to thank Claude Ribou for all the additional and rare material on Maurice Maievsky.
I wish to thank Georges Cardol for the Rigoletto recordings and Georges Voisin for the other recordings.

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