Label: CBS - C 149/2 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Pop • Style: Chanson, Schlager
Although his knowledge and pronunciation of Russian was imperfect, he became famous for singing Russian folk songsbut also performed opera, light classics and folk songs from many other countries. He was known on stage for his gusto.
He performed over 6, concerts in his career, including a two-year seven-day-a-week stint at the French opera, singing and acting, among other greats, the role of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. Rebroff still performed 12 shows in 14 Ich Hör Überall Musik - Various - Die Deutsche Schlagerparade 3 - Europawelle Saar 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. Almost a decade after his death, his friend Heribert Daume revealed that Rebroff was homosexualbut never publicly came out.
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