Tsar Feodor : Chaliapin in America

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In the 1920s and mid 1930s, the great Russian Opera singer Feodor Chaliapin was considered by music critics and opera fans to be the greatest Opera star of the world. This book is a meticulously documented story of Chaliapin's performances and sojourns in North America. It is the first book of its kind about Chaliapin, written in English by an American scholar of Russian descent. It offers a thorough description of opera performances, concerts and recitals, as well as some political and social events associated ...

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Overview

In the 1920s and mid 1930s, the great Russian Opera singer Feodor Chaliapin was considered by music critics and opera fans to be the greatest Opera star of the world. This book is a meticulously documented story of Chaliapin's performances and sojourns in North America. It is the first book of its kind about Chaliapin, written in English by an American scholar of Russian descent. It offers a thorough description of opera performances, concerts and recitals, as well as some political and social events associated with the name "Chaliapin" during his many years of performing in North America. The main purpose of this book is to reveal the forgotten and unknown pages of Chaliapin's life and to give a truthful historical depiction of those occurrences.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Part I Exposition 5

Chapter 1 Prologo 7

Chapter 2 "If at First You Don't Succeed…" 13

Chapter 3 Aftershock 31

Chapter 4 The Roots 41

Chapter 5 &CyrxCg;&CyrD;&CyrxEn;&CyrxFa;&CyrxFb;&CyrxEh;&CyrxEc; &Cyrund; &CyrB;&CyrxFl;&Cyrg;&CyrxFa;&CyrxFh;&CyrxEe;&CyrxEi; &CyrB;&CyrxEk;&CyrxEat;&CyrxFa;&CyrxFb;&CyrxEh;&CyrxCi;&CyrxCh; 45

Chapter 6 &CyrxCg;&CyrH; &CyrP;&CyrxEat;&CyrxEd; &CyrA;&CyrxEe;&CyrxEf;&CyrxEat;&CyrxFd;&CyrxFl;, &CyrD;&CyrxEat; &CyrM;&CyrxEe;&CyrxEj;&CyrxFc;&CyrxEd;&CyrxEat;&CyrxCh; 53

Chapter 7 "Ritorna Vincitor!" 63

Part II Development: "From California to the New York Islands" 79

Chapter 8 Season 1922-1923 81

Chapter 9 Season 1923-1924 99

Chapter 10 Season 1924-1925 109

Chapter 11 Season 1925-1926 119

Chapter 12 Season 1926-1927 127

Chapter 13 Seasons 1928 and 1929 143

Part III Reprise 157

Chapter 14 Interlude and Tour 1932 159

Chapter 15 Interlude and the Final Tour 171

Chapter 16 "The Last Voyage…" 187

Part IV Coda 195

Chapter 17 Is This Life after Death? 197

Illustrations 207

Attachments as Compiled by J. Darsky 233

Appendix A Chronology of Chaliapin's Performances and Sojourns in North America, 1907-1936 235

Appendix B Chronology of Chaliapin's Performances in South America 301

Appendix C A List of Chaliapin's Life-Time Publications and Major Interviews in North America 307

Personalia (Glossary) 313

Index 329

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