Boronat, Olimpia (1867–1934)

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Boronat, Olimpia (1867–1934)

Italian soprano. Born 1867 in Genoa, Italy; died 1934; studied at Milan Conservatory under Pietro Leoni; married a Polish count, Count Rzewuski, 1893.

Made debut in Naples (c. 1885), then sang in Central and South America; guest starred at the Maryinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg (1891), followed by engagements in Moscow, Kiev and Warsaw; became a favorite singer of the tsar; retired (1914); after WWI, opened a school for singing in Warsaw.