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Fyodor Stravinsky by Laygue

Fyodor Stravinsky by Laygue
(Fyodor Ignatievich Stravinsky)
( 20 June 1843 – 4 December 1902)
Russian Bass
He studied voice at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory from 1869–73. He later studied with Camille Everardi in Kiev. Stravinsky started his solo singing career in Kiev (1873–76) before moving to Saint Petersburg, where he sang at the Mariinsky Theatre for 26 years, from 1876 to 1902.
Stravinsky created a number of roles in operas by Tchaikovsky: His Royal Highness in Vakula the Smith in 1876
Dunois in The Maid of Orleans in 1881
Mamirov in The Enchantress in 1887.
He also appeared in the premiere performance of Nikolai Soloviev's Cordelia (24 November 1880, St. Petersburg), and created the role of Moroz (King Frost) in Rimsky-Korsakov's opera The Snow Maiden