The Chaliapin Museum in Moscow. Chaliapin museums in other cities of Russia


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Feodor Chaliapin - known personality among the music lovers not only in Russia but throughout the world. It gives the example of all those who would like to become a famous Opera singer, as a person who had a unique tone from nature, good vocal and high working capacity.

A brief biography of Feodor Chaliapin

Feodor Chaliapin was born in 1873 in a simple peasant family in Kazan, in his youth he was sent to training in the craft of the shoemaker. He received his primary education in school and graduated from College in Kazan. In different years he was a soloist of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky theatres, the latter presided from 1918 to 1921. At the time, he had a great influence on the development of Opera singing, although besides his main occupation, was fond of painting, sculpture and sometimes acted in films.

He Considered that his career began in 1890, when appeared for the first time among the lovers of art, singing Opera role “Eugene Onegin”.

Fedor Shalyapin

The peak of his career came in 1899, when Chaliapin entered the Imperial theatres, was often to speak, and after a couple of years went to the theater "La Scala" where it's found all over the world.

Chaliapin was twice married, first to dancer Jola tornagi in marriage were born six children, but one of them died at the age of 4 years. A little later, singer was fascinated by Maria Petzold, and they had three children.

Memory of Shalyapin

Feodor Chaliapin received for more than 10 different awards for the outstanding talent of the singer. Not only in Russia but also in England, Italy and France, he was promoted to soloist of His Majesty.


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In addition, in Russian cities 17 streets named after him in Kazan dedicated to him Opera festival and the monument. In addition to Kazan, the monument was established in Ufa and Kirov. Fedor Shalyapin there is a nominal star on the walk of fame in Hollywood and several museums in Russia:

  • A Museum in Nizhny Novgorod, opened in school No. 140, the construction of which Russian singer has donated the funds (the old building has not survived, it was rebuilt and expanded, but the memory remains).
  • A Museum in his native Kazan. The institution holds more than 1700 things associated with the singer.
  • Museum in Kislovodsk, or, in other words, "dacha Shalyapin", an old mansion, which he rented for the summer for your family.
  • Museum in St. Petersburg or the apartment of the singer, where he lived for several years, where wanted to come back from France, leaving a lot of personal things, but he never returned.
  • The Chaliapin Museum in Moscow, or only his own house.

Shalyapin Museum

The Image of Fyodor Chaliapin in the art can be seen in various paintings of different years, such as “Yakov Sverdlov" 1940 "Orlova and Aleksandrov” 2014.

All well-known painting "Portrait of F. I. Shalyapin” was created in 1921 by the great painter B. M. Kustodiev.

House Museum Shalyapin in Moscow

In 1910, Chaliapin was able to purchase a house by widow Bazhenova, and it was his first and only home in Russia. The old mansion sparkle with new colors after the wife Chaliapin, ballerina Iola tornagi, was done to repair it. The house was provided with gas and water, built bathrooms and a gazebo in the garden, which had a view of the Moscow river.

Here lived a large family at the time of moving into this house Fyodor Chaliapin had five children, and they always came a lot of guests.

A few years Later the house was nationalized, and the singer left the country, and more than 60 years it was communal. Only in 1978 the house was transferred to the Museum complex, which took 8 long years to create the Museum Chaliapin and return it to its original appearance, restoring the photos and memories of children past the atmosphere.

A Lot of things that belonged to Shalyapin, were personally handed his children: Royal, wedding candles, gramophone, photos, concert costumes, which allocated a separate room. The Museum also has a room which displays orders, obtained in different countries for achievements, and mourning brooch, which was created after the death of the singer. In addition to the costumes, you can see various photographs and documents, telling about the singer's performance on different scenes.

the House Museum Shalyapin

In the Museum come not only to see the house, but then to hear the concerts in the White hall, where are the young artists and famous musicians, classic sounds of Opera music.

How to reach and mode of operation

The Chaliapin Museum in Moscow is located at the address: Novinsky Boulevard, building 25, and is open every day except Monday and Friday, from 10:00 to 18:00, and until 19:00 hours.

To house the Museum to get very simply from the metro station Barrikadnaya/Krasnopresnenskaya is a 7-minute walk, also close to trolley stop “B”.

the Chaliapin Museum in Moscow

The ticket Price for adults is 150 rubles for privileged categories of citizens discounts are available.

Anyone can personally inspect the Museum or take a guided tour for sightseeing or excursions. Book a tour by phone, email or on site.

The House-Museum of F. I. Chaliapin: feedback

Everyone who visited the house-Museum remain under the impression that quiet, but a famous place. You can not only get acquainted with the biography and work of a great singer, but to feel, how he lived, what he liked to do, because thanks to this the viewer can imagine what was Fyodor Chaliapin.

Maybe someone's opinion will coincide with the public, maybe someone will look at his personality and life differently, and anyone first learns much more than he knew before.


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