Ivan Ivanovich Petrov

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Ivan Ivanovich Petrov
18.12.1963. Yvan Pétrof dans Boris Godounov. (1963) - 53Fi4407 (cropped).jpg
Born29 February 1920
Irkutsk Edit this on Wikidata
Died26 December 2003 Edit this on Wikidata (aged 83)
Moscow Edit this on Wikidata

Ivan Ivanovich Petrov (Russian: Иван Иванович Петров; 29 February 1920 in Irkutsk ― 26 December 2003 in Moscow) was a Soviet and Russian bass opera singer. People's Artist of the USSR (1959).

Born Ivan Krauze (Краузе), the family took the name Petrov in 1936 after moving from Siberia to Moscow due to the suspicions of anyone with a German surname.[1] He entered the Bolshoi Theatre in 1942 after three years with the Moscow Philharmonic spent traveling giving concerts for the troops. He continued singing until 1970 when diabetes began to affect his voice, then concentrated on teaching.

His repertoire included both Russian and Western works, which in Russia were also usually sung in Russian. He recorded for the conductors Kiril Kondrashin, Mark Ermler, Boris Khaykin, Mikhail Zhukov, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Samuil Samosud, Nikolai Golovanov and Vassili Nebolsin.[2]


  1. ^ "Olga Fyedorova, Musical Portrait". Archived from the original on 2010-02-17. Retrieved 2010-03-22.
  2. ^ Review of archive recordings

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