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Andrei Labinsky

Andrei Labinsky

Born: 1871

Died: 1941


Andrei Labinsky, Russian tenor


Labinsky was a pupil of Stanislaus I. Gabel and V. M. Samus in St. Petersburg.

He was a member of the Mariinsky Opera choir before he had his first solo in 1897. At that same theater he sang the role of Vsevolod in the 1907 premiere of Rimsky-Korsakov's The Invisible City of Kitezh. In 1912 he joined the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, where he remained a leading tenor until 1924. Upon his retirement from singing he became a professor at the Moscow Conservatory.

He was regarded as a good tenor but not in the same class as Sobinov or Smirnov.

Aria Opera Date Time
40a Narrative,     1.55
40b Labinsky, So full of wonder Snow maiden 1905/9 2.51
41a Narrative, Labinsky     0.46
41b Labinsky, Luidy's Aria T/Poet 1905/9 2.58
42a Narrative, Labinsky     0.34
42b Labinsky, Brothers in a Storm L/Tsar 1905/9 1.31

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