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Marii͡a Nikolaevna Kuznet͡sova-Benua

Maria Nikolaevna Kuznetsova (22 July [O.S. 10 July] 1880 – 25 April 1966) (Russian: Мария Николаевна Кузнецова, also spelled Maria Kuznetsova-Benois) was a famous 20th century Russian opera singer and dancer.

Prior to the Revolution, Kuznetsova was one of the most celebrated opera singers in Imperial Russia, having worked with Richard Strauss, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Jules Massenet. She was frequently paired with Feodor Chaliapin. After leaving Russia in 1917, Kuznetsova continued to perform for another thirty years abroad before retiring.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 3rd, 1880 (Odessa), Died April 25th, 1966 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

Notes: Spelled Kousnezowa in Victor ledgers.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Trial 1923-04-02-01] 10-in. 4/2/1923 Czar's bride Marii͡a Nikolaevna Kuznet͡sova-Benua Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1923-04-02-02] 10-in. 4/2/1923 Nature morte Marii͡a Nikolaevna Kuznet͡sova-Benua Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kuznet͡sova-Benua, Marii͡a Nikolaevna," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108980.

Kuznet͡sova-Benua, Marii͡a Nikolaevna. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108980.

"Kuznet͡sova-Benua, Marii͡a Nikolaevna." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108980

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