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Antonina Nezhdanova

Antonina Nezhdanova
Antonina Vasilievna Nezhdanova
1873 –1950
Russian Soprano.
In 1899, she entered the Moscow Conservatory and studied with Rubinstein and Masetti ,Debut 1902 as Antonida in “ Life of the Tsar” by Glinka at Moscow. She joined the Bolshoi Theatre, rapidly becoming its leading soprano. She often sang, too, at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg and also in Kiev .Monte Carlo and Odessa. Paris heard her in 1912, when she Gilda “Rigoletto” Verdi .She was also an qvid recitalist and introduced works by Arensky , Rimsky Korsakoff , Rachmaniov and Scriabin .Her roles include Julieete ‘Romeo et Julitte” Gounod ,Rosina ‘Barber of Saville” Rossini.Tatyana ‘Eugene Onegin” Tchaikovsky , Queen of the Night “Magic Flute” Mozart , Tosca ‘Tosca” Puccini , Elsa “Lohengrin “ Wagner and Tamara ‘The Demon” Rubenstein