The celebrated Bulgarian bass made his Covent Garden debut in Boris Godunov in 1949, singing the role of Boris for the first time on the opera stage. He also made his first recordings for HMV between 1949 and 1952. The great success of both his Covent Garden performances and his recordings did much to establish his international career. For these reasons and many more Boris Christoff had great affection for London and his faithful audiences both at Covent Garden and in the concert halls. The author attended many of Christoff’s performances between 1958 and 1985 and has many recollections of the singer ‘off stage’. The book contains a detailed chronology of the singer’s London performances and recordings and contemporary reviews.
Boris Christoff left Bulgaria in 1943 and did not return to his homeland for many years. The author has recently discovered details little known outside Bulgaria of his life before he decided to devote himself to singing and leaving Sofia for Rome. These early biographical details are published in English for the first time.
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