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Maria Kovalenko (Soprano) ( Ajama, Kirovograd, Ukraine 1873 - St. Petersburg, Russia 1950)
First she studied singing at the Saint
Petersburg Conservatory under Carolina Ferni-Giraldoni, then with S. Tsekhanovskaya.
In 1903 she made her operatic debut. In the 1906-1908 seasons she appeared at
the Opera in Kiev.
From 1908 to 1928 she was a soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. Also she
made guest appearances in Moscow
- Bolshoi Theatre (1909, 1911, 1923) and the Zimin Opera (1926).
Chronology of some appearances
1909 Moscow Bolshoi Theatre
1911 Moscow Bolshoi Theatre
1923 Moscow Bolshoi Theatre
1926 Moscow Zimin Opera
1908-1928 St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre
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Gramophone 19-9-10 A Life for
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