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Antonina Nezhdanova

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: Russian
Year of Birth: Not entered yet.
Year of Death: 1950

About Antonina Nezhdanova:

Antonina Vasilievna Nezhdanova (Russian: Антони́на Васи́льевна Нежда́нова, 16 June  1873 – 26 June 1950), PAU, was a Russian lyric coloratura soprano. An outstanding opera singer, she represented the Russian vocal school at its best.

Nezhdanova was born in Kryva Balka, near Odessa, Ukraine, then in the Russian Empire. In 1899, she entered the Moscow Conservatory. Upon her graduation three years later 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 and Odessa. Paris heard her in 1912, when she appeared opposite the great tenor Enrico Caruso and Caruso's baritone equivalent, Titta Ruffo.

Nezhdanova was the dedicatee of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Vocalise, and she was the first performer of the arrangement for soprano and orchestra, with Serge Koussevitzky conducting. She created a number of operatic roles. After the 1917 Russian Revolution she stayed on at the Bolshoi, unlike some of her fellow opera singers, who left their native country for the West. In 1936, she began to teach singing in Moscow and was appointed a professor at the city's conservatory in 1943.

She was married to the conductor Nikolai Golovanov and died in Moscow in 1950.

Nezhdanova made a number of recordings that display the beauty and flexibility of her voice and the excellence of her technique. She is considered by opera historians and critics to have been one of the finest sopranos of the 20th century.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Dôme Épais (Flower Duet) Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.05-2

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Mallika
2Parigi o cara Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
3Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mimì
4Ou va la jeune hindoue (Bell Song) Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé
5Regnava nel silenzio Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.08-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucia
6Qui la voce sua soave Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 2.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira
7Ah! je ris de me voir si belle (Jewel Song) Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.06-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
8Merce dilette amiche Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 5.02

Type: aria,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elena
9Einsam in trüben Tagen Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Elsa
10Das susse Lied verhallt Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Elsa/Lohengrin
11O beau pays de la Touraine Popularity:

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
12Nobles Seigneurs salut Popularity:

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Urbain
13Euch Luften die mein Klagen Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Elsa
14Mimì! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.03

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcello/Mimì
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