SERGEI LEMESHEV 1902-1977
Lemeshev Sergei Yakovlevich - russian soviet opera singer (lyric tenor), Opera Director, teacher. People's artist of the USSR (1950). Laureate of the Stalin prize of the second degree (1941).
For twenty-five years at the Bolshoi theatre Lemeshev sang many roles in the works of Russian and Western European classics. Lemeshev was gifted with a voice of exceptional beauty, unique timbre. All the best tenor parties have found their place in his repertoire. As music lovers sought to get to the play, when he sang the Duke in "Rigoletto", Alfred in "La Traviata", Rudolf in "Boheme", Romeo in "Romeo and Juliet", Faust, Werther, as well as Berendey in "Snow maiden", Levko in "May night", Vladimir Igorevich in "Prince Igor" and Almaviva in "The Barber of Seville" and others. His most famous party was Lensky. It fully revealed the inner content and artistry of the singer. In total Lemeshev performed this part 501 times, and each time it was a dizzying success. In addition to singing in Opera performances, he worked a lot and fruitfully on the performance of the chamber repertoire. I was proud to note that he managed to sing all 100 romances of Tchaikovsky. He performed as a pop singer.
Photo. S. Lemeshev
Photo. S. Lemeshev at the piano
S. Lemeshev in the party of count Almaviva. Opera "The Barber of Seville"
S. Lemeshev as Synod
in the opera "Demon"