Photo by M. Panov, Moscow, Russia, mid-1870s 11.2 х 17 cm Pavel Akinfievich KHOKHLOV (1854–1919) was a Russian opera singer and soloist of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theaters. Pyotr Tchaikovsky gave his opera Eugene Onegin to the Bolshoi Theater on the condition that the opera’s lead character, Lensky, would be sung by Khokhlov. Renown Russian singer Fedor Shalyapin called Khokhlov his teacher. Khokhlov left his singing career at 46 and moved back into his native province, where he became a public figure. After the communist revolution of 1917 he moved to Moscow again and worked for the government, which awarded him a merit pension. C4831 KHOKHLOV, P. A. (Хохлов П. А.)