Todor Masaroff     (Preiser 93446)
Item# V0982
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Todor Masaroff     (Preiser 93446)
V0982. TODOR MASAROFF: Arias from Carmen, Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, Aïda, La Boheme, Tosca, Cavalleria, Pagliacci, Guglielmo Tell, Andrea Chénier, Turandot & Otello. (Austria) Preiser 93446, partially Live Performances. - 717281934466


“The tenor, Todor Mazaroff, was born in Pavel Banja on 2 January 1907. He began his career with the Sofia National Opera. His début there was in 1935 in a production of PRINCE IGOR. In 1937 Mazaroff won a singing competition in Vienna and so impressed Bruno Walter that he was immediately awarded a contract with the Vienna State Opera. His début was on 9 September, 1937 as Radames. Since he spoke only Bulgarian at the time, his first roles there were sung in Bulgarian while the rest of the cast sang in German. He remained active there until 1953. Due to the outbreak of World War II he was unable to develop an international career. In 1939 he appeared at the Maggio Musicale in a new production of WILLIAM TELL singing the difficult role of Arnoldo with great success. He repeated the same role at La Scala and the Rome Opera. In 1947 Mazaroff turned to Aureliano Pertile to study the role of Don Carlo. International appearances took him to La Scala, La Fenice, Prague, Moscow, Paris, Buenos Aires, etc. His appearances in the United States included Chicago, New York and San Francisco. While teaching at the Conservatory in Vienna between 1962 and 1964 he retired from singing in 1963. He gave his farewell tour in Bulgaria in 1968. Major roles in his career included Don Jose, Otello, Radames, Arnoldo, Canio, Manrico, Andrea Chénier, Turrido and the Calif in TURANDOT. Todor Mazaroff died in Vienna on 19 September, 1975.”

- Ned Ludd