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Nikoli Figner by Burgerl

Nikoli Figner by Burgerl
Nikolay Figner as Werther 'Werther" Massenet
(Nikolay Nikolayevich Figner )
Russian Tenor
Studied with Vassily Samus, I. P. Pryanishnikova and Camille Everardi at the St Petersburg Conservatory.Debut at Naples in Gounod's Philémon et Baucis in 1882 . Further study with Francesco Lamperti in Italy .Sang the principal tenor role in the world premiere of the revised version of Alfredo Catalani's Edmea . He sang roles such as Arnold in Rossini's William Tell, the Duke in Verdi's Rigoletto, and Carlo in Donizetti's Linda di Chamounix.Leading tenor at the Mariinsky Theatre .Sang Alexander Borodin (Vladimir in Prince Igor), Alexander Dargomyzhsky (the Prince in Rusalka), and Anton Rubinstein (Sinodal in The Demon).