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Lebendige Vergangeneit - Boris Christoff (Vol. 4)

Artist Boris Christoff
Title Lebendige Vergangeneit - Boris Christoff (Vol. 4)
Release Date Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Genre Classical > Aria
Copyright © Preiser Records
Country AUSTRIA

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Lebendige Vergangenheit

Sein erster professioneller Konzertauftritt fand 1945 in der Accademia Santa Cecilia statt, sein Bühnendebut erfolgte 1946 als Colline in "La Bohème" am Teatro Reggio Calabria. 1947 debütierte er an der Mailänder Scala als Pimen in "Boris Godunov'" - 1949 übernahm er den Boris. 1949 ebenfalls als Boris Godunov Debut an der Covent Garden Opera in London. 1950 war er für Verdis "Don Carlo" Rudolf Bings Wunschkandidat für dessen erste Saisoneröffnung, erhielt jedoch keine Einreisegenehmigung. Spätere Angebote der Metropolitan Opera lehnte er alle ab. 1964 erkrankte er an einem Gehirntumor blieb aber weiter aktiv; auf dem Konzertpodium noch bis in die achtziger Jahre. Christoff starb 1993 in Rom. He made his operatic debut as Colline in La bohème at Reggio Calabria on March 12, 1946. In 1950 he was invited to sing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York but was refused entry into the USA as a result of the McCarran Immigration Act, After the restrictions were loosened, Christoff made an operatic debut in the United States in 1956 at the San Francisco Opera. He refused any further invitations to the Metropolitan and never appeared there. After a brief absence from the scene due to brain tumour surgery in 1964, Christoff resumed his career in 1965, though at a much slower pace. He brought his career to an end with a final concert at the Accademia di Bulgaria in Rome on June 22, 1986.