Sobinov, Leonid. (1872-1934)

Signed Photograph

Signed and inscribed photograph of the legendary Golden Age Russian tenor. 5.5 x 4 inches (13.5 x 10 cm.) on a mount measuring 11 x 8 inches (27.5 x 20.5 cm.) overall.


"He sang at the Bolshoi from 1897, then with private opera companies and theatres, at La Scala (1903, 1905, 1911), Monte Carlo and Berlin (1905) and Madrid (1908). He made numerous appearances throughout Russia...Even after he left the stage (1924) he was active at the Bolshoi in various capacities. He had a profoundly poetic approach to his roles and studied every aspect of them in detail. His attractive stage presence and his even, expressive voice endeared him to a vast public. He made 66 recordings between 1901 and 1910, which reveal a well-placed lyric tenor voice used with the utmost sensitivity, the elegaic quality of his Lensky has been matched by few." (Grove Online) (11692)


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