Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Feb 4, 2015

Galina Nikitina (Mezzo-Soprano) (? 1877 - ?)

Born in 1877, she studied in Kiev and made her debut at the Kiev opera. She was engaged, on the recommendation of F.I. Chaliapin, by the Bolshoi Opera, Moscow, where she sang from 1905 to 1913, excepting the years 1907-10. During these years she appeared at the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, making her debut in the role of Ratmir (Ruslan and Ljudmila). She was famous for her performances in Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia as well as the major mezzo roles in Russian opera. In 1912 she gave a recital in Paris, singing songs of Mussorgsky and Rachmaninov.

Chronology of some appearances

1905-1913 Moscow Bolshoi Theatre


Gramophone St. Petersburg -08
Life for the Tsar (Glinka): The rose that blooms, quartet with Maria Michailova, Lev Sibiryakov and Andrei Labinsky 2-24157 7839L

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