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Subject: Alexander Vedernikov 1927 - 2018
From: Mike Weston <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Mike Weston <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 9 Jan 2018 13:52:35 -0500

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The Russian opera singer, former soloist of the Bolshoi Theater and People's Artist of the 
USSR Alexander Filipovich Vedernikov  has passed away at the age of 91. 

Alexander Vedernikov was born on December 23, 1927 in the village of Mokinino in the 
Kirov region. In 1955 he graduated from the Moscow Conservatory having already 
performed the role of Prince Yuri in Rimsky-Korsakov's 'The Legend of the Invisible City of 
Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia in a concert performance for All-Union Radio in January of 
that year (released by Aquarius From 
1955 to 1958 he was a soloist of the Leningrad Kirov Opera and Ballet Theatre (now the 
Mariinsky Theater).
From 1958 to 1990, Alexander Vedernikov was engaged as a soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre 
and from 2006 to 2009 he was a vocal consultant at the Bolshoi Theatre. Since 2008, he was 
the artistic director of the Russian Opera Theater in Moscow.
During his creative career Alexander Vedernikov  trained at the La Scala Theater and toured 
extensively abroad. His discography comprises more than 30 discs with recordings of 
romances, songs, arias, operas and oratorios.

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