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date: 21 November 2019

Leonov, Leon Ivanovich [Charpentier]locked

  • Elizabeth Forbes

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[Charpentier]

(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 ...

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