Fedor Ivanovich Shalyapin is an opera singer, People’s Artist of Russia.
Born on February 13, 1873 in Kazan in a peasant family. Already in his childhood in the biography of Fyodor Shalyapin vocal talent appeared. Having received his primary education, he joined the Serebryakov troupe.
The first solo debut in Shalyapin’s biography took place in March 1890. Then he sang in the opera “Eugene Onegin”. In the company of Serebryakov Shalyapin at first was an extras, later became a chorus player. Then Fedor moved to the Semenov-Samara troupe in Ufa. At the age of 17, he first soloed at the opera. Then he moved to the troupe Dergach, and soon began to take singing lessons with Usatova in Tiflis. Also, Shalyapin visited the Lentovsky and Zazulin troupes.
In 1894 in the biography of F. Chaliapin moved to St. Petersburg, and the next year he performed at the Mariinsky Theater. Chaliapin’s talent was noticed, and later he was invited to the Mamontov troupe at the Moscow Opera House. From 1896 to 1899 Chaliapin significantly developed his skills, performed in several completely diverse roles.
In 1899, Shalyapin began to perform at the Bolshoi Theater. I toured and everywhere I met a positive evaluation of my work. The first role in the cinema was played in 1915. In 1918 in the biography of Shalyapin was received the title of People’s Artist. Then he began to lead the Mariinsky Theater. In 1927 Chaliapin was deprived of the title of People’s Artist. The great singer died on April 12, 1938.