Leonov, Leon Ivanovich [Charpentier]
- Elizabeth Forbes
(b St Petersburg, c1813; d Oct 1872). Russian tenor. The illegitimate son of John Field, the Irish composer and pianist, and a French mother, he appeared with his father as a child prodigy in Moscow. Having begun his career as a tenor in 1833, he was engaged in St Petersburg at the Bol’shoy Theatre, where he created Sobinin in ...