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Feodor Chaliapin Sr. (1873–1938)

Feodor Chaliapin Sr. was born on February 13, 1873, in Omet Tawi, near Kazan, Russia. His childhood was full of suffering, hunger, and humiliation. From the age of 10-16, he was working jobs at river ports, restaurants, and tried acting on stage with various Russian provincial troupes. In 1890, Chaliapin was hired to sing in a choir at the ... See full bio »


(age 65) in Paris, France

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Adventures of Don Quixote
Don Quichotte
Don Quichotte Don Quichotte
Don Quichotte
Don Quichotte Don Quichotte


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 1933 Adventures of Don Quixote
Don Quixote (as Feodor Chaliapine)
 1933/I Don Quichotte
Don Quichotte (as Feodor Chaliapine)
 1929 Aufruhr des Blutes
Fred (as Fedor Salin)
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 2015 Hardcore Henry (performer: "Dark Eyes" - as Feodor Chaliapin)
 1998 Chaliapin: The Enchanter (TV Movie) (performer: "Don Quichotte", "Boris Godunov")
 1998 Eros and Psyche (performer: "Demon's Romance", "Demon's Aria")
 1933 Adventures of Don Quixote (performer: "Chanson du départ", "Chanson à Dulcinée", "Chanson du duc", "Chanson de la mort")
 1933/I Don Quichotte (performer: "Chanson du départ", "Chanson à Dulcinée", "Chanson du duc", "Chanson de la mort")
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Other Works:

Opera and vaudeville actor. See more »

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1 Portrayal | 7 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Feodor Chaliapin | Feodor Chaliapine | Feodor Chaliapíne | Fedor Salin | Fyodor Shalyapin

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The first opera singer to seriously concern himself with giving a believably acted performance, in addition to a well-sung one. When he became dissatisfied with his performances, he began to attend straight dramatic plays to learn the art of acting. His approach revolutionized acting in opera, and even today, although his style may appear artficial to modern audiences, he is regarded as perhaps ... See more »

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