Greatest Opera Singers

Greatest Opera Singers

Monday, February 27, 2012

Maria Michailova (Mikhailova) (Soprano) (Kharkov 1864 – Perm 1943)

Her mother's surname was van Puteren and her mother was of Dutch ancestry. Three years she studied in St. Petersburg with Z. P. Grenning-Vilde, then approximately four years she studied in Milan with S. Ronconi and in Paris with Saint-Yves-Bax and De-Laborde. From 1892 to 1912 she was a soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg where she made her debut as Margherita in ‘’Gli Ugonotti’’ of Meyerbeer. During of her career she also performed in Orel, Tambov, Odessa, at the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre (1902), Vladivostok (1903), Kharkov, in the cities of Sibir (1909). She made guest appearances in Prague (1903), Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, Austria and Japan. She possessed flexible, easy, well processed voice of a ''silvery'' timbre and a wide range, she also owned a coloratura and had attractive stage appearance.

Chronology of appearance

1892-1912 St. Petersburg Mariinksy Theatre 
1902 Moscow Bolshoi Theatre
1903 Vladivostok Opera House


Berliner/G&T, St Petersburg 1901-10/11
Boheme (Puccini): Valse 23116 266x-F-2

G&T, St Petersburg 1902 (Autumn)
Cradle song (Tchaikovsky 23169  273z
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Alfin son tua 23172  312½z
Perle du Brésil (David): Charmant oiseau (Fr) 23170 313z
Sérénade (Gounod) (Fr) 23171  314z
Guarda che bianca luna (Campana) with Polikarp Orlov 24087  352z
Crucifix (Faure) with Polikarp Orlov 24088  354z
Wanderers Nachtlied (Rubinstein) with Polikarp Orlov 24090  358z

G&T, St Petersburg 1903 (Spring)
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Una voce poco fa 023000 9y

G&T, St Petersburg 1904-01?
Lakmé (Delibes): Sous le dôme épais with Yulia Nasilova 024001 102Hp

G&T, St Petersburg 1904 (Autumn)
Roméo et Juliette (Massenet): Je veux vivre (Valse) 23115 265x
Ah! che assorta in dolce incanto (Grande valzer) (Venzano) 23167 271z

G&T, St Petersburg 1904-01?
Life for the Tsar (Glinka): Do not torture me with Mitrofan Chuprinnikov and Ivan Philippov 24300x 1312½z
Pique dame (Tchaikovsky): Evening already with Yulia Nasilova 24304 1317z
Pique dame (Tchaikovsky): O viens, mon doux berger with Yulia Nasilova 24309 1327z

G&T, St Petersburg 1905 (early)
Rose, little rose (Dargomyzhsky) with Klavdia Tugarinova 3-4068 2808L
Pique dame (Tchaikovsky): Evening already with Klavdia Tugarinova 24376 2809L
Pique dame (Tchaikovsky): O viens, mon doux berger with Klavdia Tugarinova 7-34005 2810L
Maiglöckchen und die Blümelein (Mendelssohn) with Klavdia Tugarinova 24385 2811L
The little bird sang and sang (Rubinstein) with Klavdia Tugarinova 3-4067 2813L
Wanderers Nachtlied (Rubinstein) with Klavdia Tugarinova 24386 2814L
Doubt (Glinka) with Klavdia Tugarinova 24380 2815L
The sea-gull's cry (Grodskij) with Klavdia Tugarinova 3-4069 2816L
Eugen Onegin (Tchaikovsky): Did you hear with Klavdia Tugarinova 24382 2817L
Stormy breezes (arr Edlichko) 2-43127 2822L
My silken kerchief (arr Edlichko) 2-43128 2823L
Harold (Napravnik): Hush thee, dear one, slumber well 2-43131 2825L
The fearful moment (Tchaikovsky) 2-3412 2826L
Nocturne (Chopin) 2-43132 2827½L
Ave Maria (Gounod) (violin: Gamoveckaja) 2-43068 2850L
Serenata (Angel's serenade) (Braga) 2-43129 2851L
Ständchen (Schubert) 2-43130 2852L
Nightingale's trill (Chopin) (violin: Gamoveckaja) 2-43123 2864L
Élégie (Massenet) (violin: Gamoveckaja) 2-43124 2865L
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Alfin son tua 2-43069 2867L
Sérénade (Gounod) 2-43072 2869L
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): C'est l'histoire amoureuse 2-43125 2870L
Oh, sing to me (Dluski) 2-43126 2871L
Be silent, rye (Gurilev) with Klavdia Tugarinova 24383 2878L
Fair maiden (Dargomijsky) with Klavdia Tugarinova 24384 2880L
Freischütz (Weber): Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen 2-43133 2906L
Dinorah (Meyerbeer): Ombre légère 23416x 2912½L
Roméo et Juliette (Massenet): Je veux vivre 2-43075 2916L
Lakmé (Delibes): Là-bas, dans la forêt 2-43134 2917½L
Rigoletto (Verdi): Caro nome 2-43076 2918L
Freischütz (Weber): Leise, leise 2-43066 2933L
Huguenots (Meyerbeer): O beau pays 2-43070 2934L
Traviata (Verdi): Un dì felice with Alexander Davidov 24389 2967L
Traviata (Verdi): Parigi, o cara with Alexander Davidov 24394 2968L

G&T, St Petersburg 1905 (late)
Night cloud (Dargomijsky) with Nikolai Bolshakov and Lev Sibiriakov 24399 3457L
In the wild North (Dmitriev) with Nikolai Bolshakov and Lev Sibiriakov 24400 3458L
Rusalka (Dargomyzhsky): Ah! that time has passed with Nikolai Bolshakov and Lev Sibiriakov 24404 3465L
Traviata (Verdi): Libiamo nei lieti calici with Nikolai Bolshakov 24445x 1139½r
Life for the Tsar (Glinka): Our hearts rejoice... Oh God, love our Tsar with Nikolai Bolshakov, Makarova and Lev Sibiriakov 24422 3454L

G&T, St Petersburg 1906
Oprichnik (Tchaikovsky): Little nightingale 2-23057 1140r
Rusalka (Dargomijsky): Once a husband asked his wife 2-23058 1141r
Faust (Gounod): Ah! je ris de me voir si belle 2-23097 1142r
Life for the Tsar (Glinka): I look over the bare field 2-23059 1143r
Life for the Tsar (Glinka): On the river's far side 2-23060  1144r
Eugen Onegin (Tchaikovsky): I write to you 2-23062 1146r
Demon (Rubinstein): The night is calm 2-23064  1148r
Traviata (Verdi): Addio del passato 2-23065 1152½r

Lyrophon, St Petersburg 1907?
Nocturne (Chopin) Lyrophon Rss226a 226

G&T, St Petersburg 1907 (Autumn)
Faust (Gounod): Il était un roi de Thulé 2-23215 6311L
Faust (Gounod): Il m'aime 2-43149 6313L
Faust (Gounod): Il se fait tard with Alexander Davidov 24486 6314L
Faust (Gounod): Oui, c'est toi, je t'aime with Alexander Davidov 24488 6316L
Dubrovski (Napravnik): Ne jamais la voir ni l'entendre with Nikolai Bolshakov 24496 6461L
Darling girl (Dargomijsky) 2-43148 6327L
Why live and suffer alone? (Varlamov) 2-43150 6328L
Sunshine (Varlamov) 2-43151 6329L
Luchina, Luchinushka; Shall I go? (folk songs) 2-43152 6330L

Gramophone, St Petersburg 1908 (Autumn)
Life for the Tsar (Glinka): It is not for that I grieve 2-23354 7828L
Rusalka (Dargomyzhsky): Be tender towards him 2-23357 7835L
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Saper vorreste 2-23358 7836L
Life for the Tsar (Glinka):  The rose which blooms with with Galina Nikitina, Andrei Labinsky and Lev Sibiryakov 2-24157 7839L
Life for the Tsar (Glinka): We must prepare with Galina Nikitina, Andrei Labinsky and Lev Sibiryakov 2-24158 7841L

Gramophone, St Petersburg 1909-10/11
Traviata (Verdi): Addio del passato 2-23442 6707r
Ständchen (Schubert) 2-23444 6710r
Serenata (Braga) 2-23441 6712r
Quand l'oiseau chante (Tagliafico) 2-23445 6713r
The angel (Rubinstein) with Eugenia Zbruyeva 2-24069 6735r
In the wild North (Dmitriev) with Alexander Daivdov and Vladimir Kastorsky 024031 1419s
Life for the Tsar (Glinka): The rose which blooms with Galina Nikitina, Andrei Labinsky and Lev Sibiryakov 024030  422s

Gramophone 25-1-10

The Maid of Orleans: Farewell, valleys with Vera Petrova-Zvantseva 023056 1924 ½c

Gramophone, Moskva 1910-08-29
Faust (Gounod): Seigneur, daignez permettre with Feodor Chaliapin 024039 2008½c

Gramophone, St Petersburg 1910-10-08
Eugen Onegin (Tchaikovsky): Did you hear? with Eugenia Zbruyeva 2-24132 14950b
Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach): Belle nuit 2-23518 14952b

Gramophone, St Petersburg 1910-10-11
Come to the dark shore (Villamov) 2-23526 14967b

Gramophone, St Petersburg 1911-10-11
Eugen Onegin (Tchaikovsky): About what, Tanja with Eugenia Zbruyeva 024056 2481c

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