Greatest Opera Singers

Greatest Opera Singers

Monday, August 24, 2015

Maria Janowska (Soprano) (20 III 1890 Inowrocław - 31 XII 1977 Poznań)

She studied singing in Poznań, then under Jean de Reszke in Paris. In 1913 she made her debut in Poznań and was engaged by the Great Theatre till 1920. Her repertoire inclued Salome, Elektra, Mimi in ‘’La Bohème’’, Tosca, Amelia in ‘’Ballo in maschera’’, Leonora in ‘’Trovatore’’, Venus in ‘’Tannhäuser’’, Martha in "Tiefland", Nedda in ‘’Pagliacci’’, Donna Elvira in ‘’Don Giovanni’’ and Fiordiligi in "Così fan tutte". Till 1963 she was a professor of the conservatoire in Poznań. She was married with Polish actor Kajetan Kopczyn and appeared in Poland also under the name Maria Janowska-Kopczyn.

Chronology of some appearances

1913-1920 Poznań Great Theatre
1921-1923 Aachen Stadttheater
1923 Berlin Opera
1923-1929 Leipzig Opernhaus
1925 Bayreuth Festival  Siegfried (Waldvogel)
1925 Bayreuth Festival Parsifal (Blumenmädchen)
1929-1930 Kassel  Staatstheater
1931-1939 Poznań Great Theatre
1945-1958 Poznań Great Theatre


Polydor, Berlin?
Bohème (Puccini): Masn nennt mich jetzt Mimì 19782 387be
Tosca (Puccini): Nur der Schönheit 19782 388be
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Der Tod sei mir willkommen 19784
Trovatore (Verdi): In deines Kerkers tiefe Nacht 19784

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