had a strong Méphistophélès to contend with in
Ukrainian-born Alexander Savtchenko, a tall bearded bass with a deep
sound who could scarcely have looked more convincingly like the infernal
all important role of Méphistophélès is entrusted
to bass Alexander Savtchenko...He does a fine job with it, vocally
Ukrainian Bass Alexander Savtchenko (the Old Hebrew) impressed with
his resonant singing."
Savtchenko made a gravelly old Hebrew."
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