Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Feb 4, 2015

Elena Katulskaya (Soprano) (Odessa 1888 - Moscow 1966)

A lyric-coloratura soprano who sang both in opera and in concert, she was born in 1888 in Odessa, where she began her musical studies. By 1905, she was teaching and studying in St Petersburg, where she worked with Ippolit Prjanishnikov. From 1907 to 1909, she studied at the local Conservatory with Mme Iretskaja. She made her debut at the Conservatory Theatre as Mrs Ford (Nikolai's The Merry Wives of Windsor), following which she sang from 1909 to 1913 at the Mariinsky Theatre and from 1913 to 1946 at the Bolshoi in Moscow, where she had first sung as guest in 1911. From 1948, she taught at the Moscow Conservatory. As a writer, she published essays on the opera and edited a collection of vocal literature. She died in 1966.

Chronology of some appearances

1909-1913 St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre
1913-1946 Moscow Bolshoi Theatre


Gramophone, St. Petersburg 1912
Sadko (Rimsky-Korsakov): Your tresses shine like honey-hued dew with Elena Katulskaya 024063 2674c

Gramophone, Moskva 1913
May night (Rimsky-Korsakov): Duet with Vasili Damaev 024092 2952c
Faust (Gounod): Church scene Seigneur, daignez permettre pt I with Lev Sibiryakov 024074 2740c
Faust (Gounod): Church scene Seigneur, daignez permettre pt II with Lev Sibiryakov 0242075 2741c

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