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Chaliapin House Museum (Dom-muzey Chaliapina)

  • 25 bul. Novinsky Map It
  • Ulitsa Bolshaya Nikitskaya

Updated 11/26/2013

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Fyodor Chaliapin (1873–1938), one of the world's greatest opera singers, lived in this beautifully restored manor house from 1910 to 1922. Chaliapin was stripped of his Soviet citizenship while on tour in France in 1922; he never returned to Russia again. The Soviets turned his home into an apartment building, and until restorations in the 1980s, the building contained 60 communal apartments. With help from Chaliapin's family in France, the rooms have again been arranged

and furnished as they were when the singer lived here. The walls are covered with works of art given to Chaliapin by talented friends, such as the artists Mikhail Vrubel and Isaac Levitan. Also on display are Chaliapin's colorful costumes, which were donated to the museum by his son. When you reach the piano room, you'll hear original recordings of Chaliapin singing his favorite roles. Entrance is from inside the courtyard. English-language tours are available and should be reserved ahead of time.

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Address:

25 bul. Novinsky, Moscow, 123242, Russia

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Phone:

495-605–6236

Sight Details:

  • 150R
  • Tues. 10-6; Wed. and Thurs. 11:30-7; Sat. 10-6; Sun. 10–4:30.

Updated 11/26/2013

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