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Vasily Damaev

Vasily Damaev
as Sadko in "Sadko " by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

Vassili Petrovich Damaev
Russian Tenor
Sang in a church choir as a boy. From 1903 to 1905 he studied in Moscow .Became a member of Zimin’s Operain in 1906, Debut as the Pretender in “Boris Godunov” by Moussorgsky in 1908 at Moscow singing with several Moscow opera companies, including the Bolshoi opera, He toured the Russian provinces from 1908-1910 In the seasons of 1909,1911 and 1913 he sang in the Russian opera seasons at Paris , London and Italy He retired in 1922 Roles Pretender in “Boris Godunov” by Moussorgsky . Andrej in “Khovanshchina” by Moussorgsky , Tucha in “Maid of Pskov” by Rimsky-Korsakov , Levko in “May Night” by Rimsky-Korsakov , Sadko in “Sadko” by Rimsky-Korsakov ,Sobinon in “A life of the Tsar” by Glink and Andrei in “Mazeppa” by Tchaikovsky