The young Putin sings Nessun Dorma

August 21, 2018 by norman lebrecht


Or perhaps a KGB double.

Comments (6)

  1. Jean says:

    Puccini would have approved those balalaikas.

  2. Doug says:

    He’s not a full fledged “Putin” until we see him bare chested on a horse.

  3. NN says:

    The talented tenor was Vladislav Golikov. He died in December 2016 in a plane crash w/ his comrades of the Alexandrov Ensemble Choir aka Red Army Choir.
    You can hear him also singing Nessun Dorma (original version)

    1. Petros Linardos says:

      What a tragedy. Mr. Lebrecht, have you considered withdrawing your joke in this post?

  4. Alexander says:

    Judging from what Petros Linardos said ( based on what NN informed us about) I am disposed to put “- (negative) 1 ” for what Jean and Doug typed here …. just my opinion, of course ….

  5. Alastair says:

    May God rest his soul and all those who died in tragedy of the plane crash .Golikov had a great voice now he is in the heavens with the rest of the Alexandrov Ensemble.His Nessan Dormant was brilliantly sung I will miss him and all those other talented singers and dancers.May God bless them and keep them in heaven for all eternity.

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