Yershov [Ershov, Erschoff], Ivan Vasil′yevich
- J.B. Steane
(b Malïy Nesvetay, nr Novocherkassk, 8/Nov 20, 1867; d Leningrad [now St Petersburg], Nov 21, 1943). Russian tenor. He studied in Moscow and with S. W. Gabel in St Petersburg, where he made his début as Faust in 1893. There followed a period of training in Italy, with performances at Turin and Reggio Emilia. Back in Russia, he sang for a season at Kharkiv, then in ...