Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Forgotten Tenors: Leon Laffitte (2 photos), Richard Kubla, Luigi Marletta and William Miller

Sep 28, 2011

Ekaterina Orel (Soprano) (? 1884- ?1935)

This lirico coloratura soprano probably made her debut in 1902. In 1903 she appeared at the St. Petersburg Italian Opera. From 1906-1908 she sang in St. Petersburg National House and in the 1910-1911 season appeared in New Opera. She also sang in Kislovodsk (1904), Tbilisi (1904-1905), Kharkov (1905), Moscow (Theatre of Solodovnikov, 1905-1906), Kiev (1912-1913) and Ekaterinoslav (1913). Here best roles were in ‘’A life for  the Tzar’’ as Antonida and ‘’Sadko’’ as Volkhova. She sang with Eugenio Giraldoni, Nikolai Figner, Iosif Tomars, Dmitri Smirnov, Feodor Chaliapin.

Chronology of some appearances

1903 St. Petersburg Italian Opera
1906-1908 St. Petersburg National House



G&T, St. Petersburg 1902
Faust (Gounod):  Jevel song 23176 329z
La zingara, Romanza (Fra l'erbe cosparse) (Donizetti) 23181  347z
Traviata (Verdi): Ah, fors'e lui...Sempre libera 23183 349z
Snow maiden (Rimsky-Korsakov): Aria 23282 568C
M'ama, non m'ama, Romanza (Mascagni) 23322 599C
Pastorale (Bizet)  23377 386z
Life For The Czar (Glinka): Aria  23379  388z
Ruslan and Lyudmila (Glinka): I'm sad 23280 566C

G&T, St Petersburg 1907
Eugen Onegin (Tchaikovsky): In your house with Leonid Savransky, Nikolai Bolshakov and Antonina Panina 24499 6465L

1 comment:

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