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Korolewicz-Waydowa, Janina (1875–1955)

Polish soprano and opera director. Name variations: Janina Korolewicz-Wayda, Korolewicz-Waydova or Korolewicz-Wajdowa. Born Jan 3, 1875 (some sources cite 1876), in Warsaw, Poland; trained by Walery Wysocki; died June 20, 1955, in Warsaw, Poland.

Made debut at 17 as Hanna in The Haunted Manor; sang at Warsaw Opera (1898–1902), then Berlin Opera; joined the San Carol Royal Opera in Lisbon for a season, then Royal Opera in Madrid, followed by Venice, Bucharest, Odessa, Kiev, St. Petersburg Kharkov, London, New York, Chicago; ofen performed with Shalyapin, as well as Caruso; performed internationally for 11 years; returned to Warsaw (1913), where she became probably the world's 1st female director of an opera house, managing the Warsaw opera (1917–19 and 1934–36); was also noted for recordings of arias from Halka and La Juive.

Korolewicz-Waydowa, Janina (1875–1955)

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