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 (Complete) 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 (Complete) (Album) RCA Victor LHMV 6400 Canada 1952 Sell This Version
ALP.1162-5 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 ALP.1162-5 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
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 Capitol Records LM-6124 US 1955 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) RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1825, LM 1825 US 1955 Sell This Version
FALP 351 Boris Christoff - Russian Folk Songs and Sacred Music album art Boris Christoff, Feodor Potorjinsky's Russian Choir Boris Christoff, Feodor Potorjinsky's Russian Choir - Russian Folk Songs and Sacred Music (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice FALP 351 France 1955 Sell This Version
Angel 3375 D/LX, ANG. 35602, ANG. 35603, ANG. 35604, ANG. 35605 Boris Christoff - Moussorgsky Mélodies Enregistrement Intégral album art Moussorgsky* / Boris Christoff Moussorgsky* / Boris Christoff - Moussorgsky Mélodies Enregistrement Intégral (Album) 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
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
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
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
G7235 Boris Christoff - Highlights From Faust 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* - Highlights From Faust (Album, Comp) Capitol Records G7235 US 1959 Sell This Version
FALP 505 À 507 Boris Christoff - Жизнь За Царя - La Vie Pour Le Tsar album art 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 (Album) La Voix de Son Maître FALP 505 À 507 France 1959 Sell This Version
ALP. 1721-1724 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 ALP. 1721-1724 Netherlands 1959 Sell This Version
QALPS 10229, QALP 10230, QALP 10231 Boris Christoff - Simon Boccanegra album art Verdi*, Tito Gobbi, Boris Christoff, Victoria De Los Angeles, Giuseppe Campora, Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma & Coro Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma, Gabriele Santini (2) Verdi*, Tito Gobbi, Boris Christoff, Victoria De Los Angeles, Giuseppe Campora, Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma & Coro Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma, Gabriele Santini (2) - Simon Boccanegra (Album) La Voce Del Padrone QALPS 10229, QALP 10230, QALP 10231 Italy 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
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
FALP 776 Boris Christoff - Boris Christoff: Songs Of Glinka album art 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 FALP 776 France 1963 Sell This Version
FALP 30153 Boris Christoff - Boris Godounov - Extraits album art Moussorgsky*, Boris Christoff, André Bielecki, Nicolai Gedda, Eugenia Zareska, Chœurs Russes De Paris*, Orchestre National De La Radiodiffusion Française*, Issay Dobrowen Moussorgsky*, Boris Christoff, André Bielecki, Nicolai Gedda, Eugenia Zareska, Chœurs Russes De Paris*, Orchestre National De La Radiodiffusion Française*, Issay Dobrowen - Boris Godounov - Extraits La Voix De Son Maître FALP 30153 France 1963 Sell This Version
ASD 2257, ASD.2257 Boris Christoff - Boris Godunov (Le Pagine Più Belle) album art 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 (Le Pagine Più Belle) (Comp) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice ASD 2257, ASD.2257 UK 1963 Sell This Version
AN 110-11-12-13 Boris Christoff - Boris Godounov album art 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 (Album) Angel Records AN 110-11-12-13 UK 1963 Sell This Version
ALP 2025 Boris Christoff - Tsars & Kings: King Philip II "Don Carlo"; Tsar Boris "Boris Godounov"; "Attila"; Agamemnon "Iphigénie En Aulide"; Khan Kontchak "Prince Igor" album art Boris Christoff Tsars & Kings: King Philip II "Don Carlo"; Tsar Boris "Boris Godounov"; "Attila"; Agamemnon "Iphigénie En Aulide"; Khan Kontchak "Prince Igor" (Album) His Master's Voice ALP 2025 UK 1964 Sell This Version