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Subject: Re: Another (obscure?) singer - Ivan Petrov (Petroff), baritone
From: Graeme Wright <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Graeme Wright <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:55:44 +0100
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The same singer replaced Leonard Warren for the 2nd & 3rd performances of Il Trovatore with Callas in Mexico City 1950. Apparently the altitude was not good for Warren.

Kind regards 

Graeme 

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> On 17 Jul 2017, at 15:38, Vesna Danilovic <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> David's query about Sara Menkes reminded me of a singer I wanted to ask
> about for some time. I heard him on the MACBETH live recording from
> Florence, early 1950s, with Varnay's Lady M. and Gui conducting. His
> Macbeth was fabulous and deservedly got the greatest ovations after
> 'Pieta'. He can easily be confused with another Ivan Petrov, who was a
> Russian bass, but it's not the same person. His is clearly a baritone
> voice, lyric in color and sounding comfortable in both the lower and upper
> ranges. Neither Grove nor Kutsch-Riemens lists him (they do include the
> Russian bass). Judging from this recording only, he had to be a marvelous
> singer and I wonder why he didn't have a major career to be better known
> today. Anyone knows more about this baritone? Are there any other
> recordings with him to recommend?
> 
> Thank you,
> Vesna
> 
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