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Felia Litvinne

Felia Litvinne
as Alceste in "ALCESTE" by Gluck

Russian Soprano
Studied in Paris with Mme Barth-Banderoli and then with Sbriglia and Viardot -Garcia.Debut at Theatre des Italians in 1883 as Amelia in Simon Boccanegra. Toured French provinces with Victor Maurel . 1886 went to New York appeared at the Academy of Music . Performed throughout Europe including St Petersburg , Moscow , Brussels and Paris Opera . . 1890 performed at La Scala milan as Gertrude in Amleto . In 1895 returned to the Metropolitan New York but was not well recived . She returned to Paris and Covent Garden . She retired from the Opera at the time of World War 1, but made occassional appearances in concert