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Georges Baklanoff

Georgy Andreyevich Baklanoff, known as Georges Baklanoff (sometimes spelled Baklanov; 4 January 1881 [O.S. 23 December 1880] – 6 December 1938) was a Russian operatic baritone who had an active international career from 1903 until his death in 1938. Possessing a powerful and flexible voice, he sang roles from a wide variety of musical periods and in many languages. He was also highly praised by audience and critics for his acting abilities.

Baklanoff's early career was spent performing with major theatres in Russia; including the Bolshoi and Mariinsky theatres. In 1910 he began performing with important opera houses internationally, and became a member of both the Boston Opera Company (1910-1915) and the Vienna State Opera (1912-1914). From 1917-1928 he was the leading baritone in Chicago and in 1928-1929 he was a member of the Philadelphia Civic Opera Company. From 1932 until his death in 1938 he was a member of Theatre Basel. He also appeared as a guest artist with important theatres internationally.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 4th, 1881 (Riga), Died Basel

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1919

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone vocal

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-22241 10-in. 9/16/1918 Ayidos des Dämon Georges Baklanoff Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-22242 10-in. 9/16/1918 The oath Georges Baklanoff Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-22243 10-in. 9/16/1918 Damon : Romance Georges Baklanoff Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor C-22875 12-in. 5/27/1919 Eri tu che macchiavi Georges Baklanoff Baritone vocal solo, with harp and orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor C-22876 12-in. 5/27/1919 Toreador's song Georges Baklanoff Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-22877 10-in. 5/28/1919 Deh vieni alla finestra Georges Baklanoff Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-22878 10-in. 5/28/1919 Voici des roses Georges Baklanoff Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-22881 10-in. 5/29/1919 Le veau d'or Georges Baklanoff Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-22882 10-in. 5/29/1919 Serenade de Mephistopheles Georges Baklanoff Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor C-22883 12-in. 5/29/1919 Era la notte Georges Baklanoff Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-22893 10-in. 6/6/1919 Stances Georges Baklanoff Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-22894 10-in. 6/6/1919 Eugen Onegin : Scene and air Georges Baklanoff Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 77279 10-in. 8/21/1917 The hymn of free Russia Georges Baklanoff Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 77911 10-in. 6/21/1918 Pescator, affonda l'esca Georges Baklanoff ; Columbia Opera Chorus Baritone vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 78068 10-in. 9/24/1918 Ei-uchnem Georges Baklanoff Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 78069 10-in. 9/24/1918 Farewell Georges Baklanoff Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 30617 12-in. 12/30/1910 Thou wilt be the world's queen Georges Baklanoff Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 30618 12-in. 12/30/1910 The vow Georges Baklanoff Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 30619 12-in. 12/30/1910 Votre toast je peux pas le rendre Georges Baklanoff Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 30620 12-in. 12/30/1910 Pescator, affonda l'esca Georges Baklanoff Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 30621 12-in. 1/3/1911 Credo Georges Baklanoff Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 30622 12-in. 1/3/1911 Era la notte Georges Baklanoff Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 30623 12-in. ca. Jan.-Oct. 1911 Figlia! Mio padre! Georges Baklanoff ; Lydia Lipkowska Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 49452 12-in. ca. 1918 Brindisi Georges Baklanoff Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Baklanoff, Georges," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107273.

Baklanoff, Georges. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107273.

"Baklanoff, Georges." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107273

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