Greatest Opera Singers

Greatest Opera Singers

Friday, February 13, 2015

Aleksandra Makarova (Mezzo-Soprano)

This St Petersburg singer studied at the local conservatory under Professor Prjanishnikov. She appeared, beginning in the early 1890s, with a series of different operatic troupes, first in St Petersburg and later in Moscow, where she sang at the Bolshoi Theatre in 1892-3 and in 1899. For several seasons, she sang in Kharkov before returning to St. Petersburg where, in 1907-8, she sang Amneris in Aida at the Mariinsky Theatre She later reportedly sang in New York (1909), Bakuand Paris (1911).

Chronology of some appearances

1892-1893 Moscow Bolshoi Theatre
1899 Moscow Bolshoi Theatre


G&T, St Petersburg 1905 (late)
Life for the Tsar (Glinka): Our hearts rejoice... Oh God, love our Tsar with Nikolai Bolshakov, Maria Michailova and Lev Sibiriakov 24422 3454L

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