Ciao, Opera Mavens. Internationally renowned Russian basso Evgeny Nesterenko died today of the effects of COVID-19. Nesterenko sang the roll of King Phillip II in Verdi’s Don Carlo at the San Francisco Opera in 1979.
Here is Nesterenko singing “Ella giammai m’amo” from Don Carlo on YouTube.
Here is Nesterenko singing Boris Godunov, an elaborate production on YouTube with English subtitles from the Bolshoi in 1978.