Sergej Nikolaevich Streltsov

Streltsov was born on September 22nd (October 4th) 1890 in Nikulino in the Moscow region.

1915–17, Streltsov studied at the Moscow conservatory with Umberto Masetti.

He made his debut in 1917 in Moscow at the regional Molodaja Opera (Young Opera). From 1920 to 1927 and again from 1930 to 1946, he was a member of the Bolshoj.

His repertory included: Prince, German, Levko, Faust, José, Gvidon, Finn, Shujskij, Narraboth (first performance at the Bolshoj in 1915), Shchukar (Podnjataja tselina/Virgin soil upturned by Dzerzhinskij, first performance at the Bolshoj in 1937) ...

1947–51, Streltsov taught at the Moscow conservatory. One of his students was Azat Abbasov.

He died on October 1st, 1953 in Moscow.

He made no more than ten records during his 30 years in Moscow.

Sergej Streltsov sings Podnjataja tselina: Kobylku kupil
In RA format

Sergej Streltsov singsVsju-to ja vselennuju proekhal (Novikov)
In RA format
I wish to thank Alex Dihes for identifying the song.
I wish to thank Vladimir Efimenko for the picture, the song recording, and his help in preparing this page.

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