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George Cehanovsky

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Voice: Baritone
Nationality: American
Year of Birth: Not entered yet.
Year of Death: 1986

About George Cehanovsky:

George Cehanovsky (14 April 1892 - 25 March 1986) was an American baritone and language coach of Russian birth who had a close association with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City for six decades. At the time of his death in 1986, he held the record for the most performances given by any artist at the Met with 2394 performances; a number which has since been surpassed by only tenor Charles Anthony and conductor James Levine.

Born in Saint Petersburg, Cehanovsky was the son of Russian gentry. He studied at the Russian Naval Academy before serving as an officer in the Imperial Russian Navy during World War I. With the outbreak of the Russian Revolution in 1917 he resigned his naval commission and began studying singing seriously with his mother, Vera Cehanovska, a violinist, pianist and voice teacher. He made his professional debut as a concert singer in Saint Petersburg in 1920, and spent the next couple years performing with a small opera company in that city. In 1922 Vera, concerned with the political state of her country, fled Russia through Tiflis and ultimately settled in Istanbul, Turkey. Cehanovsky joined her later that year and began performing with small opera companies in Turkey soon after.

A performance for the American Red Cross in the autumn of 1922 led to Cehanovsky's acquaintance with the wife of the American Ambassador to Turkey. She befriended him and arranged for both him and his mother to get visas to the United States. The pair arrived in New York City on December 6, 1922. After arriving they contacted one of Vera's former pupils, Thalia Sabanieeva, then a leading soprano at the Metropolitan Opera. She helped Cehanovsky get auditions with several companies, and he soon obtained work touring with Fortune Gallo's San Carlo Opera Company, mainly in small to midsized roles, from 1923 to 1926.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1La fleur que tu m'avais jetee (Flower Song) Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: José/Carmen
2Recitar! mentre preso dal delirio Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.17-1

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio
3Bella figlia dell'amore Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04

Type: quartetVoice: S cA T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Maddalena/Duke/Rigoletto
4Silvio a quest ora Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nedda/Silvio
5Lunge da lei Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo
6Povero Rigoletto Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: quartetVoice: Br T B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Duke/Sparafucile/Marullo
7Ah! leve toi soleil Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 2.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo
8Un di se ben rammentomi Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03

Type: quartetVoice: S cA T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Maddalena/Duke/Rigoletto
9Dammi tu forza o cielo Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
10No Pagliaccio non son Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 2.07-1

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio/Silvio
11En fermant les yeux Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Chevalier
12Ah! fuyez douce image Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.24

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Chevalier
13Mira di acerbe lagrime Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.07

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Leonora
14Mir ist so wunderbar Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.06

Type: quartetVoice: S S B TLanguage: German

Roles: Marzelline/Leonore/Rocco/Jaquino
15Gualtier malde.. Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.08-1

Type: Voice: T S cA BLanguage: Italian

Roles:
16Niun mi tema Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.07-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello
17Vecchia zimarra, senti Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.06

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Colline
18Alfredo Alfredo di questo core Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.21

Type: quartetVoice: T Br S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Giorgio/Violetta/Barone
19Toi! Vous! Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.26

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
20Pari siamo Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto
21Firenze e come un albero fiorito Popularity:

Opera: Gianni SchicchiComposer: PucciniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinuccio
22Vivra contende il giubilo Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.10

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles:
23Nuit d'hyménée Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.01-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
24Ha! welch ein Augenblick Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.11

Type: aria,choirVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Pizarro
25Piano pianissimo Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiorello/Count
26Ange adorable Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.09

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Juliette/Roméo
27Amore o grillo Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.04-1

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Sharpless
28Non m'inganno Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 1.14

Type: trioVoice: Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Manrico/Leonora
29Ogni suo aver tal femmina Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.19

Type: quintetVoice: T T Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Gastone/Barone/Dottore/Marchese
30Deserto sulla terra Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico
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