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.
|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|
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