Martti Talvela

1935 - 1989

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Martti Olavi Talvela (4 February 1935 – 22 July 1989) was a Finnish operatic bass. Born in Hiitola, Finland (now in the Republic of Karelia), the eighth of ten children he studied in Lahti and Stockholm, and made his operatic debut in Helsinki in 1960 as Sparafucile. He trained as a boxer in his youth and developed the stamina necessary for the biggest roles.Originally Talvela was educated as a primary school teacher in Savonlinna, Eastern Finland (1952–1956), and he worked in that occupation at three schools (1957–1960). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martti Talvela has received more than 48,003 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Martti Talvela is the 627th most popular singer (down from 604th in 2019), the 944th most popular biography from Russia (down from 930th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Russian Singer.

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Among singers, Martti Talvela ranks 627 out of 3,541Before him are Ian Dury, Idir, Genesis P-Orridge, Renate Müller, Philipp Kirkorov, and Akon. After him are Daddy Yankee, Massiel, Zinka Milanov, Nicole Scherzinger, Pilar Lorengar, and Bobby Brown.

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Among people born in 1935, Martti Talvela ranks 171Before him are Shūji Terayama, La Monte Young, Tamara Smirnova, György Kárpáti, M. Emmet Walsh, and Károly Palotai. After him are Azzedine Alaïa, Gerhard Mitter, Tom Atkins, Syd Field, Peret, and Lisa Gastoni. Among people deceased in 1989, Martti Talvela ranks 110Before him are Ahmed Abdallah, Anthony Quayle, Gerhard Schröder, Choekyi Gyaltsen, 10th Panchen Lama, Joe Spinell, and Richie Ginther. After him are Ondrej Nepela, Carl Dahlhaus, Zinka Milanov, Leyla Mammadbeyova, Diana Vreeland, and Robert Penn Warren.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Martti Talvela ranks 944 out of 2,688Before him are Vitaly Vorotnikov (1926), Abram Arkhipov (1862), Leonid Kuravlyov (1936), Muslim Magomayev (1885), Vladimir Atlasov (1661), and Vsevolod Bobrov (1922). After him are Aleksandra Pakhmutova (1929), Valentin Rasputin (1937), Pavel Yablochkov (1847), Galina Ustvolskaya (1919), Johann Friedrich Reichardt (1752), and Semyon Alapin (1856).

Among SINGERS In Russia

Among singers born in Russia, Martti Talvela ranks 11Before him are Valery Leontiev (1949), Georg Ots (1920), Galina Vishnevskaya (1926), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (1962), Viktor Tsoi (1962), and Elena Obraztsova (1939). After him are Lyudmila Zykina (1929), Bob Martin (1922), Valentina Tolkunova (1946), Julia Volkova (1985), Lena Katina (1984), and Zara Dolukhanova (1918).