Mravina (original name, Mravinskaya),Evgeniya (Konstantinovna)

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Mravina (original name, Mravinskaya),Evgeniya (Konstantinovna)

Mravina (original name, Mravinskaya), Evgeniya (Konstantinovna), noted Russian soprano; b. St. Petersburg, Feb. 16, 1864; d. Yalta, Oct. 25, 1914. She studied in St. Petersburg with Pryanishnikov, and later with Désirée d Artôt in Berlin, and then sang in Italy. After returning to Russia, she joined the Mary-insky Theater in St. Petersburg in 1886, remaining on its roster until 1900. In 1891–92 she toured in England, France, Belgium, and Germany. She had the privilege of going over the part of Marguerite in Faust with Gounod, and the part of Mignon in the opera of that name by Thomas with the composer himself. She gave brilliant renditions of Italian soprano roles, and also was greatly praised in Russia for her performances of the Russian operatic parts. She retired from the operatic stage in 1900 but continued to appear in recital.


A. Grigorieva, E.K. M.(Moscow, 1970).

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