RECENT: Defining Our Field - what is 'classical music' to us, why are we involved and what can we learn from our differences? Read John Dante Prevedini's essay, watch the panel discussion and make your own comments.
Russian tenor Aleksei Maslennikov was born in Novocherkassk on 9 September 1929. After studies at the Moscow Conservatory he sang at the Bolshoi Theatre from 1955 until the late 1990s. Roles included the title roles in Massenet's Werther and Gounod's Faust, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Alfredo in La Traviata, Rodolfo in La bohème, Mozart in Rimsky-Korsakov's Mozart and Salieri, Vaudemont in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta and Don Giovanni in The Stone Guest.
Aleksei Maslennikov died on 30 November 2016, aged eighty-seven.