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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LHMV 6400 Boris Christoff - Boris Godounoff album art Moussorgsky* - Boris Christoff, Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise*, Issay Dobrowen Moussorgsky* - Boris Christoff, Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise*, Issay Dobrowen - Boris Godounoff (Album) La Voix De Son Maître LHMV 6400 Canada 1952 Sell This Version
ALP 1162-5, RLS 613 Boris Christoff - Faust (Complete) album art 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) (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice ALP 1162-5, RLS 613 UK 1953 Sell This Version
LHMV 1052 Boris Christoff - Boris Godounoff Highlights album art Moussorgsky*, Boris Christoff, Issay Dobrowen Moussorgsky*, Boris Christoff, Issay Dobrowen - Boris Godounoff Highlights His Master's Voice, RCA Victor LHMV 1052 US 1953 Sell This Version
FALP 351 Boris Christoff - Russian Folk Songs and Sacred Music album art Boris Christoff avec les Chœurs Russes De Feodor Potorjinsky* Boris Christoff avec les Chœurs Russes De Feodor Potorjinsky* - Russian Folk Songs and Sacred Music (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice FALP 351 France 1955 Sell This Version
ALP 1369/70 Boris Christoff - Mefistofele album art Boito*, Boris Christoff Boito*, Boris Christoff - Mefistofele His Master's Voice ALP 1369/70 UK 1956 Sell This Version
HB 1010 Boris Christoff - Scenes From Boris Godounov And Prince Igor album art Boris Christoff, Phiharmonia Orchestra*, Issay Dobrowen Boris Christoff, Phiharmonia Orchestra*, Issay Dobrowen - Scenes From Boris Godounov And Prince Igor His Master's Voice HB 1010 Japan 1956 Sell This Version
LM-1825, LM 1825 Boris Christoff - Faust (Extraits) album art Gounod* - De Los Angeles*Gedda*Christoff*Orchestra* And Chorus Of The Théâtre National De L'Opera*, André Cluytens Gounod* - De Los Angeles*Gedda*Christoff*Orchestra* And Chorus Of The Théâtre National De L'Opera*, André Cluytens - Faust (Extraits) (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1825, LM 1825 US 1957 Sell This Version
JALP 1585 Boris Christoff - Operatic Arias by Verdi and Bellini album art 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 JALP 1585 South Africa 1958 Sell This Version
3575 D/LX Boris Christoff - Moussorgsky Songs album art Moussorgsky* / Boris Christoff Moussorgsky* / Boris Christoff - Moussorgsky Songs (Album) His Master's Voice 3575 D/LX US 1958 Sell This Version
ALP 2310, ALP.2310 Boris Christoff - The 3 Famous Song Cycles Of Moussorgsky: The Nursery; Sunless; Songs And Dances Of Death album art 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 (Comp) His Master's Voice ALP 2310, ALP.2310 UK 1958 Sell This Version
LM-2046 Boris Christoff - Highlights From Verdi's Aïda album art Verdi*, Zinka Milanov, Fedora Barbieri, Jussi Björling, Leonard Warren, Boris Christoff, Jonel Perlea, Giuseppe Conca Verdi*, Zinka Milanov, Fedora Barbieri, Jussi Björling, Leonard Warren, Boris Christoff, Jonel Perlea, Giuseppe Conca - Highlights From Verdi's Aïda RCA Victor Red Seal LM-2046 US 1958 Sell This Version
GCR 7126 Boris Christoff - Simon Boccanegra album art Giuseppe Verdi, Gabriele Santini (2), Tito Gobbi, Boris Christoff, Victoria De Los Angeles, Giuseppe Campora Giuseppe Verdi, Gabriele Santini (2), Tito Gobbi, Boris Christoff, Victoria De Los Angeles, Giuseppe Campora - Simon Boccanegra (Album) Capitol-EMI GCR 7126 US 1958 Sell This Version
G-7125 Boris Christoff - Operatic Arias album art Boris Christoff, Vittorio Gui, Rome Opera House Orchestra*, Coro Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma Boris Christoff, Vittorio Gui, Rome Opera House Orchestra*, Coro Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma - Operatic Arias(LP, Mono) Capitol-EMI G-7125 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
ALP 1700, ALP. 1700 Boris Christoff - Don Carlo (Highlights From The Complete Recording) album art Verdi*, Tito Gobbi, Boris Christoff, Mario Filippeschi, Antonietta Stella, Elena Nicolai, Orchestra Of The Opera House, Rome*, Gabriele Santini (2) Verdi*, Tito Gobbi, Boris Christoff, Mario Filippeschi, Antonietta Stella, Elena Nicolai, Orchestra Of The Opera House, Rome*, Gabriele Santini (2) - Don Carlo (Highlights From The Complete Recording)(LP, Mono) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice ALP 1700, ALP. 1700 UK 1959 Sell This Version
LM-6124 Boris Christoff - Don Carlo album art Antonietta Stella, Elena Nicolai, Mario Filippeschi, Tito Gobbi, Boris Christoff, Rome Opera House Orchestra* And Chorus*, Gabriele Santini (2) Antonietta Stella, Elena Nicolai, Mario Filippeschi, Tito Gobbi, Boris Christoff, Rome Opera House Orchestra* And Chorus*, Gabriele Santini (2) - Don Carlo (Album) Capitol-EMI LM-6124 US 1955 Sell This Version
GCR-7163 Boris Christoff - A Life For The Tsar album art Teresa Stich-Randall, Boris Christoff, Chorus Of The Belgrade Opera*, Orchestre de L'Association des Concerts Lamoureux, Igor Markevitch Teresa Stich-Randall, Boris Christoff, Chorus Of The Belgrade Opera*, Orchestre de L'Association des Concerts Lamoureux, Igor Markevitch - A Life For The Tsar (Album) Capitol-EMI GCR-7163 US 1959 Sell This Version
0ASD 307/10 Boris Christoff - Faust album art Gounod* - Victoria De Los Angeles, Nicolai Gedda, Boris Christoff, André Cluytens Gounod* - Victoria De Los Angeles, Nicolai Gedda, Boris Christoff, André Cluytens - Faust (Album) His Master's Voice 0ASD 307/10 Australia 1959 Sell This Version
LALP 435 Boris Christoff - Arias de Operas album art Boris Christoff Arias de Operas(LP) La Voz De Su Amo LALP 435 Spain 1959 Sell This Version
ALP 1775, ALP 1776, ALP.1775, ALP.1776 Boris Christoff - Requiem (Gesamtausgabe) album art 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 (Gesamtausgabe) (Album) Electrola, EMI ALP 1775, ALP 1776, ALP.1775, ALP.1776 UK 1960 Sell This Version
S.T.R. 1026 / 28 Boris Christoff - Don Carlo album art Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Tucker (2), Boris Christoff, Tito Gobbi, Margherita Roberti Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Tucker (2), Boris Christoff, Tito Gobbi, Margherita Roberti - Don Carlo(3xLP + Box) Stradivarius S.T.R. 1026 / 28 Italy 1960 Sell This Version
SG7236 Boris Christoff - Songs Of Tchaikovsky album art Tchaikovsky* - Boris Christoff Tchaikovsky* - Boris Christoff - Songs Of Tchaikovsky His Master's Voice SG7236 US 1961 Sell This Version
MDP 023, MDP-023 Boris Christoff - Le Coq d'Or album art Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Boris Christoff Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Boris Christoff - Le Coq d'Or(2xLP, Mono, Ltd) MDP, MDP MDP 023, MDP-023 USA & Canada 1961 Sell This Version
ALP 1830 Boris Christoff - Songs Of Rachmaninov album art Rachmaninov*, Boris Christoff, Alexandre Labinsky Rachmaninov*, Boris Christoff, Alexandre Labinsky - Songs Of Rachmaninov(LP, Album, Mono) His Master's Voice ALP 1830 UK 1961 Sell This Version
ВОА 284 Boris Christoff - Оперен Рецитал На Борис Христов- Бас album art Борис Христов* Оперен Рецитал На Борис Христов- Бас (Comp, Album) Балкантон ВОА 284 Bulgaria 1962 Sell This Version
SG7235 Boris Christoff - Faust — Highlights album art 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, Comp) Angel Records SG7235 US 1959 Sell This Version