Ivan Rebroff

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Ivan Rebroff
Background information
Birth nameHans-Rolf Rippert
Born(1931-07-31)July 31, 1931
Berlin, Germany
DiedFebruary 27, 2008(2008-02-27) (aged 76)
Frankfurt, Germany
GenresInternational music
OccupationsSinger
InstrumentsVocals
 
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For the Kyrgyz politician, see Ivan Rebrov.
Ivan Rebroff
Background information
Birth nameHans-Rolf Rippert
Born(1931-07-31)July 31, 1931
Berlin, Germany
DiedFebruary 27, 2008(2008-02-27) (aged 76)
Frankfurt, Germany
GenresInternational music
OccupationsSinger
InstrumentsVocals
Ivan Rebroff
Ivan Rebroff

Ivan Rebroff (31 July 1931 – 27 February 2008) was a German singer, allegedly of Russian ancestry, with an extraordinary vocal range of four and a half octaves, ranging from the soprano to bass registers.[1]

Rebroff was born in Berlin as Hans-Rolf Rippert. He was famous for singing Russian folk songs, but also performed opera, light classics and folk songs from many other countries. He was known on stage for his gusto. He performed over 6,000 concerts in his career, including a two-year seven-day-a-week stint at the French opera, singing, among other greats, Fiddler on the Roof. Rebroff still performed 12 shows in 14 days when he was well into his seventies, such as on an Australian tour.

Ivan Rebroff described himself as international, the "connection between East and West". He became a citizen of Greece and lived on the Greek island of Skopelos in the Sporades.

He died in Frankfurt after a long illness. Four days after his death, his brother Horst Rippert, who is nine years his senior (and by his own accounts shot down Antoine de Saint Exupéry), claimed part of Ivan's vast fortune.[2]

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LP Discography

Unknown Year

1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1977

1978

1979

1980

CD Discography

2002

2003

Compilation albums

Notes

  1. ^ The Guinness book of records, 1993
  2. ^ "Heimlicher Bruder will Millionen-Vermögen" (29/2/09) in Aktuelle Nachrichten - Bild.de

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