Maruzin, Yuri, Russian tenor; b. Perm, Dec. 8, 1947. He received training in Leningrad, where he made his debut in 1972 at the Maly Theater. In 1978 he became a member of the Kirov Opera in Leningrad, with which he toured throughout Europe and North America. In 1987 he sang with the company as Lensky at London’s Covent Garden. After appearing as the Czarevich in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tale of Czar Sultan dit Milan’s La Scala in 1988, he sang Galitsin in Khovanshchina at the Vienna State Opera in 1989. He sang Anatol Kuragin in War and Peace at the San Francisco Opera and Andrei Khovansky in Khovanshchina at the Edinburgh Festival in 1991. In 1992 he appeared as Hermann in The Queen of Spades at the Glyndebourne Festival. He sang in Lady Macbeth of the District of Mtsenek at the New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv in 1997. Among his other roles are Don Alvaro, the Duke of Mantua, Don Carlos, Alfredo, Faust, and Pinkerton.
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