Fyodor Komissarzhevsky

Fyodor Komissarzhevsky (c.1832-1905)

Russian operatic tenor, and singing teacher (b. 1832 [1] in Kiev province; d. 1/14 March 1905 in San Remo), born Fyodor Petrovich Komissarzhevsky (Фёдор Петрович Комиссаржевский).

Komissarzhevsky was an operatic artist with the Saint Petersburg theatres from 1863 to 1878, and from 1883 to 1888 was a professor of singing and acting at the Moscow Conservatory.

He premiered the title role in Tchaikovsky's opera Vakula the Smith at the Mariinsky Theatre on 24 November/6 December 1876 at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg.

Dedications

Tchaikovsky's song Tell Me, What in the Shade of the Branches? (No. 1 of the Six Romances, Op. 57) is dedicated to Komissarzhevsky.

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Notes and References

  1. His birth is given variously as 1830, 1834, and 1838 in other sources, but the 1832 date is taken from one of Komissarzhevsky's own letters.