Petrov, Osip (Afanas′yevich )
- John Warrack
(b Yelizavetgrad [now Kirovograd], 3/15 Nov 1806; d St Petersburg, 28 Feb/12 March 1878). Russian bass . His date of death is often given incorrectly as 27 February/11 March or 2/14 March, the latter being the date of his burial. He first sang in a church choir, at the same time teaching himself the guitar; he was also taught the clarinet by a friend. In ...