- Category : Entertain-Music-Vocalist-Opera
- Type : PE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : LAX The Alpha 1
German singer, famous for singing Russian folk songs, but also performed opera, light classics and folk songs from many other countries. He was known on stage for his gusto. He performed over 6,000 concerts in his career, including a two-year seven-day-a-week stint at the French opera, singing, among other greats, Fiddler on the Roof. Rebroff still performed 12 shows in 14 days 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 on 27 February 2008 in Frankfurt after a long illness. Four days after his death, his brother Horst Rippert, who is nine years his senior, born 24 May 1922, (and by his own accounts shot down Antoine de Saint Exupéry), claimed part of Ivan's vast fortune.