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Sergei Yakovlevich Lemeshev (Russian: Серге́й Я́ковлевич Ле́мешев, born July 10 1902, Staroye Knyazevo, Tver District – died June 26, 1977, Moscow) was a Soviet operatic lyric tenor.

Lemeshev was born into a peasant family, and his father wanted him to become a cobbler. In 1914, he left a parish school and was sent to be trained to make shoes in St Petersburg. In 1917 he graduated from school in Tver, where he…

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  • His Werther shreds my heart to pieces...
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