Boris Christoff

Boris Christoff

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Boris Christoff (Bulgarian: Борис Христов) (May 18, 1914, Plovdiv, Bulgaria – June 28, 1993, Rome, Italy) was a Bulgarian basso opera singer.
As a young man Boris commenced to study law. Music being his chief hobby, he spent much of his leisure as a member of an amateur male voice choir. His fine voice attracted the attention of a patron of the Arts who sent him to Italy in 1942, were he studied in Rome under the famous baritone Riccardo Stracchiari. Later he went to Salzburg to study the German repertoire and at the end of the war he found himself in a displaced persons' camp. He was successful in returning to Italy and in 1946 he made his first public appearance there as a concert singer. In the autumn of the same year, the chance hearing of a broadcast led to the offer of a contract to record exclusively for "His Master's Voice". Professional operatic engagements soon followed, and by the time he was 30 years of age he had an International reputation as a worthy successor to the great Fedor Chaliapine (see Feodor Chaliapin), whom he resembles closely both in the superb quality of his voice and in the vividness of his characterisation of the rôles he takes. He is now one of the principal singers at La Scala, Milan, the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, and the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. He also sung at the Edinburgh and other International Music Festivals.
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Boris Christoff Discography

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RLS(LP)647 Orchestre National De La Radiodiffusion Française*, Boris Christoff, Eugenia Zareska, Nicolai Gedda Orchestre National De La Radiodiffusion Française*, Boris Christoff, Eugenia Zareska, Nicolai Gedda - Boris Godounov (Album) His Master's Voice RLS(LP)647 UK 1952 Sell This Version
LHMV 6400 Boris Christoff, Issay Dobrowen, Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise* - Moussorgsky* Boris Christoff, Issay Dobrowen, Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise* - Moussorgsky* - Boris Godounoff RCA Victor LHMV 6400 US 1952 Sell This Version
LM-6400 Gounod* - De Los Angeles*Gedda*Christoff*Orchestra Of The Théâtre National De L'Opera* And Chorus Of The Théâtre National De L'Opera*, André Cluytens Gounod* - De Los Angeles*Gedda*Christoff*Orchestra Of The Théâtre National De L'Opera* And Chorus Of The Théâtre National De L'Opera*, André Cluytens - Faust (Complete)(Box, Album + 4xLP, Mono) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-6400 Canada 1953 Sell This Version
none Callas* - Franco Corelli - Boris Christoff - Elena Nicolai Callas* - Franco Corelli - Boris Christoff - Elena Nicolai - Norma Highlights - A Leyla Gencer Recital(2xLP) Edizioni Del Tima Club none Italy 1953 Sell This Version
LM-1825 Gounod* - De Los Angeles*Gedda*Christoff*Orchestra Of The Théâtre National De L'Opera* And Chorus Of The Théâtre National De L'Opera*, André Cluytens Gounod* - De Los Angeles*Gedda*Christoff*Orchestra Of The Théâtre National De L'Opera* And Chorus Of The Théâtre National De L'Opera*, André Cluytens - Faust (Highlights)(LP, Mono) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1825 US 1955 Sell This Version
LM-1945 Boris Christoff Russian Songs(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1945 US 1956 Sell This Version
ALP 1585 Boris Christoff, Vittorio Gui, Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma Boris Christoff, Vittorio Gui, Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma - Operatic Arias by Verdi and Bellini His Master's Voice ALP 1585 UK 1958 Sell This Version
Angel 3375 D/LX, ANG. 35602, ANG. 35603, ANG. 35604, ANG. 35605 Moussorgsky* / Boris Christoff Moussorgsky* / Boris Christoff - Moussorgsky Mélodies Enregistrement Intégral(4xLP, Album + Box) Angel Records, Angel Records, Angel Records, Angel Records, Angel Records Angel 3375 D/LX, ANG. 35602, ANG. 35603, ANG. 35604, ANG. 35605 UK 1958 Sell This Version
2 XLA 399/400/401/402/403/404/405/406, FALP 489-492 Moussorgsky*, Boris Christoff Moussorgsky*, Boris Christoff - Moussorgsky Mélodies Enregistrement Intégral(4xLP, Album + Box) La Voix De Son Maître, La Voix De Son Maître 2 XLA 399/400/401/402/403/404/405/406, FALP 489-492 France 1958 Sell This Version
ALP 2310, ALP.2310 Mussorgsky*, Boris Christoff, Alexandre Labinsky, French National Radio Orchestra*, Georges Tzipine Mussorgsky*, Boris Christoff, Alexandre Labinsky, French National Radio Orchestra*, Georges Tzipine - The 3 Famous Song Cycles Of Moussorgsky: The Nursery; Sunless; Songs And Dances Of Death(LP, Mono) His Master's Voice ALP 2310, ALP.2310 UK 1958 Sell This Version
G7235 Victoria De Los Angeles, Nicolai Gedda, Boris Christoff, Cluytens* Conducting The Orchestra Of The Théâtre National De L'Opéra* And Chorus Of The Théâtre National De L'Opéra*, Gounod* Victoria De Los Angeles, Nicolai Gedda, Boris Christoff, Cluytens* Conducting The Orchestra Of The Théâtre National De L'Opéra* And Chorus Of The Théâtre National De L'Opéra*, Gounod* - Faust — Highlights (Album) Capitol Records G7235 US 1959 Sell This Version
GDR 7154 Gounod*, Victoria De Los Angeles, Nicolai Gedda, Boris Christoff, André Cluytens, Orchestra And Chorus Of The Théâtre National De L'opéra* Gounod*, Victoria De Los Angeles, Nicolai Gedda, Boris Christoff, André Cluytens, Orchestra And Chorus Of The Théâtre National De L'opéra* - Faust Angel Records, Angel Records GDR 7154 US 1959 Sell This Version
FALP 505 À 507 Glinka* / Teresa Stich Randall*, Melanie Bugarinovitch*, Nicolaï Gedda*, Boris Christoff, Artistes, Chœurs De L'Opéra De Belgrade* , Chef Des Chœurs Oscar Danon*, Orchestre De L'association Des Concerts Lamoureux*, Igor Markevitch Glinka* / Teresa Stich Randall*, Melanie Bugarinovitch*, Nicolaï Gedda*, Boris Christoff, Artistes, Chœurs De L'Opéra De Belgrade* , Chef Des Chœurs Oscar Danon*, Orchestre De L'association Des Concerts Lamoureux*, Igor Markevitch - Жизнь За Царя - La Vie Pour Le Tsar(3xLP + Box) La Voix de Son Maître FALP 505 À 507 France 1959 Sell This Version
ASD 353, ASD 354 Verdi* - Boris Christoff, Eugenio Fernandi, Fiorenza Cossotto, Shakeh Vartenissian - Orchestra and Chorus of the Opera House, Rome*, Tullio Serafin Verdi* - Boris Christoff, Eugenio Fernandi, Fiorenza Cossotto, Shakeh Vartenissian - Orchestra and Chorus of the Opera House, Rome*, Tullio Serafin - Requiem Mass(2xLP, Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice ASD 353, ASD 354 UK 1960 Sell This Version
ALP 1793, ALP. 1793 Tchaikovsky* - Boris Christoff Tchaikovsky* - Boris Christoff - Songs Of Tchaikovsky(LP, Mono) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice ALP 1793, ALP. 1793 UK 1961 Sell This Version
S36133 Boris Christoff, Alexandre Labinsky, Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, Gaston Marchesini Boris Christoff, Alexandre Labinsky, Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, Gaston Marchesini - Boris Christoff: Songs Of Glinka (Album) Angel Records S36133 US 1963 Sell This Version
3633 D/L Moussorgsky* - Boris Christoff, Chorus Of The National Opera House Of Sofia*, Paris Conservatory Orchestra*, André Cluytens Moussorgsky* - Boris Christoff, Chorus Of The National Opera House Of Sofia*, Paris Conservatory Orchestra*, André Cluytens - Boris Godounov Angel Records 3633 D/L US 1963 Sell This Version
36169 Moussorgsky* - Boris Christoff, Chorus Of The National Opera Of Sofia*, Paris Conservatoire Orchestra*, André Cluytens Moussorgsky* - Boris Christoff, Chorus Of The National Opera Of Sofia*, Paris Conservatoire Orchestra*, André Cluytens - Boris Godunov (Highlights From)(LP) Angel Records 36169 US 1963 Sell This Version
SCL-3714 Boris Christoff, Chorus And Orchestra Of The National Opera Theater Of Sofia Boris Christoff, Chorus And Orchestra Of The National Opera Theater Of Sofia - Borodin: Prince Igor Angel Records SCL-3714 US 1969 Sell This Version
2711003 Gabriele Santini (2) / Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala - Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala / Noberto Mola / Boris Christoff - Antonietta Stella - Flaviano Labò - Ettore Bastianini - Fiorenza Cossotto - Giuseppe Verdi Gabriele Santini (2) / Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala - Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala / Noberto Mola / Boris Christoff - Antonietta Stella - Flaviano Labò - Ettore Bastianini - Fiorenza Cossotto - Giuseppe Verdi - Don Carlos(4xLP, Album + Box) Deutsche Grammophon 2711003 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
2536 115 Boris Christoff Boris Christoff Chante La Vieille Russie (Album) Deutsche Grammophon 2536 115 France 1977 Sell This Version
2536 115 Boris Christoff Boris Christoff Chante La Vieille Russie(LP) Deutsche Grammophon 2536 115 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
ASD 3513 Boris Christoff, Choir Of The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Angel Konstantinov Boris Christoff, Choir Of The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Angel Konstantinov - Bulgarian And Russian Religious Chants (Album) Балкантон ASD 3513 UK 1978 Sell This Version
BXA 10371 72 Boris Christoff, Alexander Gretchaninov, "Svetoslav Obretenov" Bulgarian Choir*, Bulgarian Radio Chamber Orchestra*, Georgi Robev, Todor Grigorov-Teres, Grigor Yanev, Blagoi Spassov Boris Christoff, Alexander Gretchaninov, "Svetoslav Obretenov" Bulgarian Choir*, Bulgarian Radio Chamber Orchestra*, Georgi Robev, Todor Grigorov-Teres, Grigor Yanev, Blagoi Spassov - Liturgia Domestica Op.79 (Album) Балкантон BXA 10371 72 Bulgaria 1979 Sell This Version
GML - 10 Modest Mussorgskij*, Orchestra Sinfonica* E Coro Di Roma Della Radiotelevisione Italiana, Boris Christoff, Arthur Rodzinsky* Modest Mussorgskij*, Orchestra Sinfonica* E Coro Di Roma Della Radiotelevisione Italiana, Boris Christoff, Arthur Rodzinsky* - Boris Godunov (Pagine Scelte - In Italiano)(LP) Longanesi Periodici GML - 10 Italy 1980 Sell This Version

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