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Ivan Rebroff

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Rebroff was born in Spandau, Berlin The son of a German father and a Russian-born mother. He grew up in Belzig and Halle (Saale). His real name was Hans-Rolf Rippert, but later took the stage name Ivan Rebroff. He was a member of the renowned Boys Choir Stadtsingechor zu Halle. Rebroff studied from 1951 to 1959 song at the music conservatory in Hamburg. 1958 he became a singer by the two German choir, which was inspired by Russian folk music.

Rebroff got his big break in 1968. When he played Paris Tevjo in the musical Anatevka (over 1400 performances), known in Denmark as Fiddler on the Roof. He also had many lead roles in operas, theater, films and appeared frequently in television broadcasts and concerts in concert halls and churches. On his first Ruslandstourne in 1988 he was received enthusiastically by the Russian audience.

He also appeared in his final year with approx. 200 concerts annually, but with predominantly classic church concerts. He gave his last concert on 9th December in Vienna. Then he took because of health problems a concert break.

He lived partly in Zell-Weierbacher, a small town near Offenburg and on the Greek island Skopelos.

Ivan Rebroff died 27th February 2008, age 76 years, of heart failure at a hospital in Frankfurt. His last wish was to be burned at a ceremony in Germany and that his ashes be scattered in the Greek seas.

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  • Bitard671

    почему не на русском

    18 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Stardust_lament

    Lanny_Barbi, сказало быдло, которое слушает гавно типа люмена, сплина, психеи, брингов и т.д. Да ты еще и на МДК подписан. Это уже без коммментариев.

    10 Jul 2013 Reply
  • melancholik-Mar

    Mutterchen Russland!

    22 Jun 2013 Reply
  • useh

    KALINKA FOREVER SONS

    19 Jan 2013 Reply
  • BloodyS

    He'd make a great subwoofer

    18 Mar 2012 Reply
  • catsinspace

    that's a funny hat

    10 Mar 2012 Reply
  • this_band_sucks

    v in the gay bar

    22 Feb 2012 Reply
  • ArekkerA

    True badass

    25 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Lanny_Barbi

    блять. как же я ненавижу. когда наши фамилии на -FF заканчиваются! переебать бы щи тому басурманину, что эту хуиту придумал! По сабжу - хуита лубковая.

    5 Dec 2011 Reply
  • WhiteEvil

    калинка малинка ! ехехе

    1 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Dia_Eterno

    Powerful voice!

    6 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Xareb1295766

    Ach Natascha, Ach Natascha, bist wie eine Zarin schön.

    31 May 2010 Reply
  • hippygore

    Ёк Макарёк Замечательная русско-язычная фолк-панк группа!!!

    12 Apr 2010 Reply
  • suzdal

    Спи спокойно, ты большой

    13 Jan 2010 Reply
  • lalawop

    extatic... after rebroff, red army choir sound like venna boys' ))

    25 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Tunn4n

    Nice!!! Some more wodka bitte :p

    26 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Izgrejala

    Great music....kalinka, katyusha,Ochi Chernye are traditional russian songs ^^

    19 Mar 2009 Reply
  • redandr

    Aber sonst geht's gut ;)

    15 Feb 2009 Reply
  • DoomeyDoomey

    laa laa laaa laaa laaaaa...hup hup hup...

    16 Nov 2008 Reply
  • IvanRebbroff

    I very very like Im tiefen keller,i love Ivan Rebroff!!

    23 Oct 2008 Reply
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