Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Feb 15, 2015

Emilia Kristman (Soprano) (St. Petersburg 1874 - Grasse, France 1957)

                                           Gabrielle Kristman and Emilia Kristman

She studied singing at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory and probably made her debut in 1897 at the Teatro Il Comercio in Milan as Rosina in ‘’Il Barbiere di Siviglia’’. Together with her sinster made guest appearances in Warsaw (1897), Berlin, Vienna, Budapest, London and Prague. In the 1899-1903 seasons she appeared at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. In 1904 she sang in Magdeburg and Leipzig. In 1906 she performed in St. Petersburg and Moscow (Opera House of S. Zimin). In 1907 made guest appearances in Nizhny Novgorod. In 1911 she sang in Mannheim. Her sister Gabrielle was a famous soprano. 

Chronology of some appearances

1897 Milan Teatro Il Comercio
1899-1903 Moscow Bolshoi Theatre
1906 Moscow S. Zimin's Opera House


Victor 1902
Sancta Maria (Faure) 91064

Columbia, St Petersburg 1903?
Ave Maria (Gounod) 35121

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