Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jul 25, 2016

Klara Brun-Kamionska (Soprano) (Smila, Ukraine 1. 12. 1876 - Kiev, Ukraine 25. 10. 1959)


                                                                 with Oscar Kamionsky

From 1894 to 1899 she studied singing at the Vienna Konservatorium. In 1903 and 1913 she went for further studies to Italy and became a pupil of C. Rossi. In 1899 she made her debut as Leonora in G. Verdi's ''Il Trovatore'' at the Opera House in Nikolayev. She appeared with success also in France and Germany. Her repertoire included Amelia in ''Ballo in maschera'', Aida, Desdemona in ''Otello'', Valentina in ''Gli Ugonotti'', Tosca, Brünnhilde in ''Walküre''. Since 1926 she taught singing. From 1929 to 1934 she was active as pedagogue at the Technical School of Music in Kiev. From 1941 to 1944 she worked in Baku. From 1934 to 1952 she became a known vocal pedagogue at the Kiev Conservatory. Married the famous baritone Oscar Kamionsky.

Chronology of some appearances

1899 Nikolayev Opera House
1900 Nizjni Novgorod
1900 Baku 
1901 Kazan
1901 St. Petersburg Arkadia Theater 
1902 Kiev
1902 Odessa
1904 St. Petersburg  Conservatory Theater
1905 Kazan
1905 St. Petersburg New Opera
1906 Irkutsk
1907 Moscow S. Zimin's Opera
1909 Japan
1913 Rostov-on-Don
1913 Kharkov


Gramophone, Kiev 03
Gorniye vershiny Op 48 No 5 (Rubinstein) Wanderers Nachtlied with Oscar Kamionsky 24346 1648z

Pathé, St Petersburg 1911
Don Giovanni (Mozart): Là ci darem la mano with Oscar Kamionsky 21122

1 comment:

  1. I like the timbre of both voices as well as the production of the voice.