Barsova (real name, Vladimirova), Valeria

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Barsova (real name, Vladimirova), Valeria

Barsova (real name, Vladimirova), Valeria, Russian soprano; b. Astrakhan, June 13, 1892; d. Sochi, Dec. 13, 1967. She studied voice with Umberto Mazetti at the Moscow Cons., graduating in 1919; from 1920 to 1948 she was on the staff of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. She distinguished herself mainly in the Russian repertoire, but also sang Violetta and Gilda. Her silvery coloratura enabled her to sing such demanding roles as Lakmé. From 1950 to 1953 she taught at the Moscow Cons. She gave solo recitals in Russia and abroad, including England and Germany.


G. Polyanovsky, V.V. B. (Moscow and Leningrad, 1941).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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