Vyacheslav Polozov was born in Mariupol on January 1st, 1950, studied at the Kiev
conservatory, and was a member of the Minsk Opera with frequent guest appearances at the Bolshoj (his Bolshoj debut took place
in 1982 as Alfredo).
In 1986, he defected to the West, making his Met debut as Pinkerton in 1987, and living and singing primarily in the USA from then on
(hence the English transliteration of his first name).
In RA format
I would like to thank Thomas Silverbörg for the recording.