The second part of Tatiana's letter Scene in Act One of Eugene Onegin conducted by Anatole Fistoulari
Oda Slobodskaya was born in Vilno and trained with Natalia Iretskaya in St Petersburg. She was principal soprano in Fyodor Chaliapin's company, singing in Paris, and London, where she eventually settled. Justly renowned in the traditional Russian roles she also sang modern works such as Shostakovitch's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and Delius's Koanga. She was pioneering as a recitalist of Russian song.