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Alexander Stepanovich Pirogov was born (June 22) 4 July in 1899 in Ryazan. In the family, he was the youngest of five brothers.
Alexander began singing when he was sixteen years old, he studied at the Music School of the Moscow Philharmonic Society, his teacher was Vasily Tyutyunnik.
In 1924, Alexander Pirogov came to the Bolshoi Theatre and became its lead singer. All the creative life of the singer, over 30 years now has been associated with the theater. During his artistic career, Alexander Pirogov was sung almost the entire Russian and foreign classical bass repertoire, he also performed a number of new parties in the newly painted Soviet operas.
According to the researchers of the singer and the critics, the peak of his creativity has created the image of the Russian Tsar Boris Godunov in the opera . For this role, Alexander Pirogov was awarded the Stalin Prize in 1949.
Pirogov also performed as a chamber singer, his repertoire to include songs by Russian composers and folk songs. How to eyewitnesses, the singer hit the voice of rare beauty and expressiveness, who had a wide range and unique tone.
Died, Alexander Stepanovich Pirogov 26 June in 1964 on the island of Bear Head in the Ryazan region.