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Mariinsky (Kirov) Theater

Tsar Peter the fantastic founded St. Petersburg, today regarded Russia’s “second town,” in 1703 in the marshlands from the Nevsky River in the Gulf of Finland as the administrative centre of the Western-looking Russian Empire. Commensurate with the style in American capitals, Peter begun to create a musical establishment at …

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Félia Litvinne

Félia Vasilyevna Litvinne (given birth to Françoise Jeanne Schütz) was among the great opera singers from the years before and after 1900. A dramatic soprano, her effective voice was however versatile, her musical design was passionately expressive, and she got, by eyewitness accounts, impressive stage presence. Furthermore, she was a …

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