Death of a Gergiev artist, 62

Death of a Gergiev artist, 62


norman lebrecht

July 08, 2018

Mariinsky website statement:

The Mariinsky Theatre reports with regret that the leading soloist of the opera company, Honoured Artist of Russia, People’s Artist of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, baritone Alexander Vasilievich Gergalov, has died after a long illness.


An Ossetian compatriot of the music director Valery Gergiev, Gergalov sang 29 leading roles including Onegin, Sharpless and Gianni Schicchi. he toured with the company across Europe and was recorded in its Philips productions.


  • barry guerrero says:

    Thanks for posting an excerpt from “Sadko” – possibly Rimsky’s best overall opera. Great choral passages.

  • Sharon says:

    Only 62 What a pity. May his family find peace.