Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Apr 25, 2015

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

1906-1908 Kiev Opera
1909 Moscow Bolshoi Theatre
1911 Moscow Bolshoi Theatre
1923 Moscow Bolshoi Theatre
1926 Moscow Zimin Opera
1908-1928 St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre


Gramophone 19-9-10
A Life for the Tzar (Glinka): I do not grieve about that 2-23503 14803

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