Feodor Chaliapin Sr. (Feodor Ivanovich Chaliapin)

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Omet Tawi, Kazan, Russia
Feodor Chaliapin Sr. was born on February 13, 1873, in Omet Tawi, near Kazan, Russia. His childhood was full of suffering, hunger, and humiliation. From the age of 10-16, he was working jobs at river ports, restaurants, and tried acting on stage with various Russian provincial troupes. In 1890, Chaliapin was hired to sing in a choir at the Semenov-Samarsky private theatre in Ufa. There he began singing solo parts. In 1891, he toured Russia with the Dergach Opera. Read more...


Character: Don Quichotte / Ivan the Terrible

Chaliapin: The Enchanter 1998