|Romeo et Juliette|
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Ukrainian tenor Ivan Kozlovsky (1900-1993) was an important singer during the Soviet era, and carried on a career-long rivalry (largely friendly) with the other great tenor of the era, Sergei Lemeshev. They managed to divide large flocks of admirers (usually female:) into "Kozlovskiites" and "Lemeshevists." Without stirring all that up again, let us just say they were both important, talented, extremely popular opera singers. Here, Kozlovsky sings (in Russian) the famous air of the love-struck Roméo.