The first performance of Feodor Chaliapin at the Mariinsky Theater

17 April, Friday

On April 17, 1895 Feodor Chaliapin had a first performance at the Mariinsky Theater

The famous opera singer Feodor Chaliapin played the role of Mephistopheles in the opera «Faust» by Charles Gounodby. This part later became one of the best in the singer's repertoir. After the October Revolution of 1917 Chaliapin was elected the art director of the Mariinsky Theater, and became it's managing director in 1919.

April 17, 1895
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