Covid claims a great Russian bassmain
The powerful bass Evgeny Nesterenko has died in Vienna, from the effects of Covid-19.
His family reported the death to Tass via the Elena Obraztsova Foundation. He was 83.
Nesterenko joined the Leningrad Kirov Theatre (now the Mariinsky) in 1967 and was poached four years later by the Bolshoi, where he sang 80 roles over three decades. He also appeared at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Covent Garden and other major venues.