Russian opera singer Hohlov Pavel
20 September 1919 died Russian opera singer (baritone) Hohlov Pavel Akinfievich (was born on 11 July 1854).
P. Hohlov was born in Tambov Governorate, but all his life was connected with Moscow. General education he became in Moscow University, where he graduated from the law school. He studied singing with Professor A. D. Aleksandrova-Kochetova, who was the famous singer and vocalist teacher. For more than twenty years Hohlov sang on the stage of Bolshoi Theatre and was extremely popular and loved among the Moscow fans of music.
Nice charming voice, fine musicianship and bright stage talent - Hohlov's consisted of these qualities. His performance captured the audience by nobility, inspiration, sincerity and warmth. Images of Eugene Onegin and Demon (from the operas of Tchaikovsky and Rubinstein), which were created by Hohlov, were classical in art depth and completeness.
Other best roles from his repertoire are Boris Godunov ("Boris Godunov" M. Mussorgsky), Igor ("Prince Igor" A. Borodin), His Highness and Yeletsky ("Cherevichki" and "The Queen of Spades" Tchaikovsky), Troekurov ("Dubrovsky" Napravnik), Valentin ("Faust" Gounod).
In his farewell performance ("Eugene Onegin", 1902) Hohlov sang in ensemble with Sobinov (Lensky) and Chaliapin (Gremin).
In 1989 P. Hohlov performed with real triumph in Prague National Theatre in roles of Onegin and Demon.
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