ISRAEL FEIGELSON (1921-1991)
     The acclaimed opera and concert tenor, widely known for his uniquely large and deep tenor voice, Israel Feigelson was born in Riga, Latvia in 1921
into family of a chocolate merchant. During a Second World War, his entire family was sent by the Soviet authorities to Siberia. Mr. Feigelson was able
to return back to Riga in 1947 and studied at the Latvian Jazep Vitol Conservatory from 1949 to 1952. Leading tenor at the Riga Opera from 1952 till
1963. From 1963, Mr. Feigelson performed in concerts throughout Latvia, across former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and even Mongolia. In 1979, the
singer and his family (wife Dina, violinist and son Rafael, percussionist) emigrated to Israel. Mr. Feigelson continued to appear there regularly till his
last days in recitals featuring both classical and Jewish music.

     Mr. Feigelson sang major parts in operas as Don Jose (Carmen), Gerrald (Lakme), Lohengrin (Lohengrin), Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffmann), Count
(Rigoletto), Alfred (La Traviata), Count Di Lerm (Don Carlos), Vodemon (Iolanta), and others. He also appeared as soloist in the Requiems of Mozart,
Verdi and Liszt, the Stabat Mater of Pergolesi and Dvorak, Haendel's Messiah, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, and much more. Overall, Mr. Feigelson
performed with 36 orchestras and 52 conductors, including Gennady Rozhdestvenski, Neeme Jarvi, Kirill Kondrashin, Gunther Herbig, Boris Khaikin,
and others.

Israel Feigelson in 1952
Alfred in La Traviata
Gerrald in Lakme
Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann
Count in Rigoletto (1955)
With Gennady Rozhdestvensky and Bella Rudenko  (1969)
At home in Tel-Aviv, Israel (1986)
After a performance (1956)
Wagner' s "Lohengrin"
Caring for the bust of his beloved hero tenor,
Richard Tucker on Broadway
LATVIAN NATIONAL OPERA
YOSIF FEIGELSON                                           RAFAEL FEIGELSON
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Mozart & Beethoven
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Bizet
Rachmaninov
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RELATED LINKS
Dargomyzhski's "Mazepa"
Don Jose in Carmen with
Laima Andersone
Vodemon in Iolanta with
Elfrida Pakule
Beethoven's 9th symphony with Hans Fricke (1973)
During a recital in New York (1982)
EUGENE FEYGELSON

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