Albina Shagimuratova Albina Shagimuratova is a Russian coloratura soprano, particularly known for singing the Queen of the Night in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, which she has sung with Houston Grand Opera, the Salzburg...
Aleksei Maslennikov (tenor) Aleksei Dmitrievitch Maslennikov Масленников Алексей (Альберт) Дмитриевич (born September 9, 1929 in Novocherkassk, Russia) is a Russian tenor.
Alexander Bantyshev Bantyshev, Alexander Olimpievich (Бáнтышев, Алексáндр Оли́мпиевич) (1804, Uglich - 1860) was a famous Russian tenor opera singer.
Alexander Davydov (singer) Alexander Mikhaylovich Davydov (Александр Михайлович Давыдов, real name Israil Moiseevich Levenson, Израиль Моисеевич Левенсон; March 25, 1872, v.Kobelaki, Poltava, Russian Empire, modern Ukrain...
Alexander Dodonov Alexander Mikhailovich Dodonov (Russian: Александр Михайлович Додонов, February 24, OS 12 1837, St Petersburg — February 1 OS January 19 1914, Moscow) was a Russian opera singer.
Alexander Pirogov Alexander Stepanovich Pirogov (Алекса́ндр Степа́нович Пирого́в; 1899–1964) was a Russian bass opera singer.
Anna de Belocca Anna de Belocca (née de Bellokh) (4 January 1854 – unknown ), was a Russian-born operatic contralto.
Anna Netrebko Anna Yuryevna Netrebko (Анна Юрьевна Нетребко, born 18 September 1971) is a Russian operatic soprano.
Antonina Nezhdanova Antonina Vasilievna Nezhdanova (Антонина Васильевна Нежданова, 26 June 1950) was a Russian lyric coloratura soprano.
Arnold Azrikan Arnold Grigorevich Azrikan (Арнольд Григорьевич Азрикан; Арнольд Григорович Азрікан) (February 23, 1906, Odessa – July 19, 1976, Moscow) was a Ukrainian and Russian operatic dramatic tenor.
Arthur Eisen Arthur Arturovich Eisen (Russian: Артур Артурович Эйзен), bass-baritone soloist.
Azat Abbasov Abbasov Azat Zinnät ulı (Cyrillic: Аббасов Азат Зиннәт улы; Russian АббаXсов АзаXд (АзаXт) ЗиннаXтович, Abbasov Azad (Azat) Zinnatovich; (19 January 1925 - 11 October 2006) was a Tatar opera...
Bogomir Korsov Bogomir Bogomirovich Korsov, (also known as Gothfrid Gothfridovich Korsov, real name Gothfrid Gering) (1845, St Petersburg – 1920, Tbilisi) was a Russian baritone opera singer.
Dmitri Alexeievich Smirnov Dmitri Alexeievich Smirnov (Russian: Дмитрий Алексеевич Смирнов, born November 7 or November 19, 1882, in Moscow, Russian Empire; died April 27, 1944, in Riga, then USSR, now Latvia) was a l...
Dmitri Hvorostovsky Dmitri Aleksandrovich Hvorostovsky PAR (Дмитрий Александрович Хворостовский born 16 October 1962), is a Russian operatic baritone.
Dmitri Smirnov (tenor) Dmitri Alexeyevich Smirnov (Russian: Дмитрий Алексеевич Смирнов, April 27, 1944) was a leading Russian operatic tenor with a lyric voice and a bravura singing technique.
Ekaterina Scherbachenko Ekaterina Scherbachenko (Екатерина Щербаченко, Yekaterina Shcherbachenko; born 1977) is a Russian operatic soprano.
Elizabeth Sandunova Elizabeth S. Sandunova,, was a Russian Empire stage actress and operatic mezzosoprano.
Erik Kurmangaliev Erik Kurmangaliev was a Russian-Kazakh opera singer, actor and a leading public figure in Russia's perestroika music scene.
Fatma Mukhtarova Fatma Sattarovna Mukhtarova (Fatma Muxtarova, Фатьма Мухтарова; 26 March 1893 or 1898, Urmia – 19 October 1972, Baku) was a Soviet opera singer (mezzo-soprano), Honorary Artist of Georgia, and ...
Feodor Chaliapin Feodor Ivanovich Chaliapin (Russian: Фёдор Ива́нович Шаля́пин, Fëdor Ivanovič Šalâpin; April 12, 1938) was a Russian opera singer.
Fyodor Petrovich Komissarzhevsky Fyodor Petrovich Komissarzhevsky (Фёдор Петро́вич Комиссарже́вский) (1832 - 14 March 1905) was a Russian opera singer and teacher of voice and stagecraft.
Fyodor Stravinsky Fyodor Ignatievich Stravinsky (Фёдор Игна́тиевич Страви́нский), Halavintsy, Minsk Governorate) was a Russian bass opera singer and actor.
Galina Gorchakova Galina Gorchakova (Галина Горчакова, born March 1, 1962) is a distinguished Russian lyric soprano.
Galina Vishnevskaya Galina Pavlovna Vishnevskaya (née Ivanova, Гали́на Па́вловна Вишне́вская; 25 October 192611 December 2012) was a Russian soprano opera singer and recitalist who was named a People's Artist...
Gavrilo Martsenkovich Gavrilo Martsenkovich (Гаври́ло Марценко́вич) known as "Gavrilushka" was a Russian opera actor and singer in the 18th century.
George Cehanovsky George Cehanovsky (14 April 1892 - 25 March 1986) was an American baritone and language coach of Russian birth who had a close association with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City for six de...
Georges Baklanoff Georges Baklanoff (sometimes spelled Georgy or Georgij Baklanov) (1880-1938) was a Russian operatic baritone who had an active international career from 1903 until his death in 1938.
Georgi Vinogradov (tenor) Georgi Pavlovich Vinogradov (Russian: Георгий Павлович Виноградов), Honoured Artist of Russia, (11 November 1980) was a Russian tenor: a popular World War II singer on Radio Moscow, recording ar...
Grigory Pirogov Grigory Stepanovich Pirogov (Григорий Степанович Пирогов) (Ryazan January 24, 1885 – February 20, 1931) was a Russian bass opera singer.
Hanifa Mavlianova Hanifa Muhiddinovna Mavlianova was a soprano opera and concert singer, born in Leninabad, Tajikistan.
Hibla Gerzmava Hibla Gerzmava, born January 6, 1970 in Pitsunda, Abkhazia, is an Abkhazian and Russian operatic soprano who currently resides in Moscow.
Igor Morozov (singer) Igor Morozov (born 1948) is a Russian-Ukrainian opera singer (baritone) (in Russian: Игорь Анатолевич Морозов) Igor Morozov was born in Dnipropetrovsk in the Ukraine and started singing while st...
Ildar Abdrazakov Ildar Amirovich Abdrazakov is a Grammy Award-winning operatic bass singer.
Irina Arkhipova Irina Konstantinovna Arkhipova (Ири́на Константи́новна Архи́пова) (2 January 192511 February 2010) was a Russian mezzo-soprano, and later contralto, opera singer.
Irina Bogacheva Irina Bogachova (Ирина Богачева; born May 30, 1961) is a former long-distance runner from Kyrgyzstan, who competed in the women's marathon at three consecutive Summer Olympics: 1996, 2000 ...
Irina Mataeva Irina Mataeva (Russian: Ирина Матаева, ?-) is a classical Soprano soloist.
Irina Zhurina Irina Zhurina (Ирина Михайловна Журина; born 28 August 1946 in Kharkiv, Ukraine) is a Russian operatic coloratura soprano.
Isa Kremer Isabelle Yakovlevna Kremer (21 October 1887 – 7 July 1956) was a soprano of Russian Jewish descent who at various times of her life held citizenship in Russia, the United States, and Argentina.
Ivan Ivanovich Petrov Ivan Ivanovich Petrov (Иван Иванович Петров; b. February 29, 1920 in Irkutsk ― d. December 26, 2003 in Moscow) was a Russian bass opera singer.
Ivan Kozlovsky Ivan Semyonovich Kozlovsky (Ива́н Семё́нович Козло́вский, Іван Семенович Козловський; also referred to as Kozlovskiy or Kozlovskij; December 21, 1993) was a Soviet lyric tenor and on...
Ivan Melnikov Ivan A. Melnikov (Иван Мельников) (March 4, 1832 – July 8, 1906) was a famous baritone opera singer.
Ivan Ozhogin Ivan Ozhogin (Russian Иван Геннадьевич Ожогин, Ivan Gennadievich Ozhogin; born September 1, 1978 in Ulyanovsk), is a Russian actor and opera singer best known for his work in musical theater.
Ivan Yershov Ivan Vasiliyevitch Yershov or Ershov (Иван Васильевич Ершов) (November 8, 1867 – November 21, 1943), was a Russian opera singer.
Julia Lezhneva Julia Lezhneva (Russian: Юлия Михайловна Лежнева) (born December 5, 1989) is an award-winning Russian soprano and coloratura mezzo-soprano opera singer.
Kulyash Baiseitova Kulyash Baiseitova (Күләш Жасынқызы Бәйсейітова; Куляш Жасымовна Байсеитова; in Verny, current Almaty – 6 June 1957 in Moscow) was a Soviet Kazakh opera singer.
Lamara Chkonia Lamara Chkonia (ლამარა ჭყონია, born December 27, 1930) is a prominent Georgian soprano.
Larissa Diadkova Larissa Ivanovna Diadkova (Лариса Ивановна Дядькова; born 1954 in Zelenodolsk, USSR) is a Russian mezzo-soprano.
Leonid Sobinov Leonid Vitalyevich Sobinov (Леони́д Вита́льевич Со́бинов, June 7 OS May 26 1872 – October 14, 1934), was an acclaimed Imperial Russian operatic tenor.
Ljuba Kazarnovskaya Ljuba (Ljubov) Kazarnovskaya (born 18.07.1956) is a Russian operatic soprano who has sung leading roles in opera houses around the world.
Lyudmila Shemchuk Lyudmila Stepanivna Shemchuk (Russian Людми́ла Степа́новна Шемчу́к) (born 11 September 1946 at Styla, Donetsk Oblast, in what was then the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic) is a Ukrainian ope...
Makvala Kasrashvili Makvala Kasrashvili (მაყვალა ქასრაშვილი, Маквала Филимоновна Касрашвили, Makvala Filimonovna Kasrashvili) is a Georgian-Russian opera singer (soprano).
Maria Guleghina Maria Agasovna Guleghina (Mapия Aгacoвнa Гулeгинa, Марія Агасівна Гулегіна; born August 9, 1959) is a Ukrainian soprano opera singer, particularly associated with the Italian repertory.
Maria Kuznetsova Maria Nikolayevna Kuznetsova, was a famous 20th century Russian opera singer and dancer.
Maria Maksakova, Jr. Maria Petrovna Maksakova, Junior (Мария Петровна Максакова-младшая, born July 24, 1977, Munich, Germany) is a Russian opera singer, a guest soloist with Bolshoi Theater (since 2003), soloist wit...
Maria Maksakova, Sr. Maria Petrovna Maksakova, Senior (Мария Петровна Максакова, née: Sidorova; April 8, 1902, Astrakhan, Russian Empire – August 11, 1974, Moscow, USSR) was a Soviet opera singer (mezzo-soprano), a ...
Mark Reizen Mark Osipovich Reizen, also Reisen or Reyzen (Марк Осипович Рейзен, born in Zaitsevo village, Ekaterinoslav province, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) – died November 25, 19...
Maxim Mikhailov Maxim Dormidontovich Mikhailov (Максим Дормидонтович Михайлов; – Moscow 30 March 1971) was a Russian bass.
Maxim Mironov Maxim Mironov (born in 1981 in Tula, Russia) is an operatic tenor, best known for his interpretation of the bel canto repertoire.
Maximilian Maksakov Maksimilian Karlovich Maksakov — was an Austrian/Russian opera singer and music teacher.
Mikhail Ivanovich Mikhaylov Mikhail Ivanovich Mikhaylov (Михаил Иванович Михайлов) (27 October 1858 - 6 October 1929) was a well known Russian opera singer (tenor).
Mikhail Kruglov Mikhail Kruglov (Russian: Михаил Круглов) is a Russian opera, folk and church singer possessing a very strong extremely rare low-ranging basso profondo (oktavist) voice.
Mikhail Sariotti Mikhail Sariotti (ru: Михаил Иванович (or Яковлевич) Сариотти; 1839 (or 1830, or 1831), near of Vyborg (near Saint Petersburg) - January 30 (February 11) 1878, St. Petersburg) was a famous Russi...
Mikhail Shuisky (baritone) Mikhail Grigorievich Shuisky (Russian: Михаил Григорьевич Шуйский), (13 November O.S. 1 November 1883 – 11 September 1953) was a Russian opera and concert singer who sang leading bariton...
Mikhail Shuysky (baritone) Mikhail Grigorievich Shuysky (Russian: Михаил Григорьевич Шуйский), (1 November O.S. 13 November 1883 in Novogeorgievsk - died 11 September 1953 in Perm), was a Russian and Soviet opera ...
Mikhail Svetlov (bass) Mikhail Anatolyevich Svetlov (born Krutikov; Михаил Анатольевич Светлов) is a Russian bass, known for the range and beauty of his voice as well as his acting ability, his voice described ...
Mikhail Svetlov (singer) Mikhail Anatolyevich Svetlov (born Krutikov; Михаил Анатольевич Светлов) (born 1958) is a Russian-American bass, known for the range and beauty of his voice as well as his acting ability, ...
Nadezhda Obukhova Nadezhda Andreyevna Obukhova (Наде́жда Андре́евна Обу́хова, 1886–1961) was a Russian mezzo-soprano.
Nadezhda Repina Nadezhda Vasilyevna Repina (Наде́жда Васи́льевна Ре́пина) was a Russian actress and singer (soprano).
Nadezhda Zabela-Vrubel Nadezhda Ivanovna Zabela-Vrubel (Надежда Ивановна Забела-Врубель Kovno – Saint Petersburg) was the Ukrainian and Russian opera singer, the niece of the famous Ukrainian sculptor Parmen Zabila.
Natalia Iretskaya Natalia Alexandrovna Iretskaya (Наталия Александровна Ирецкая, 1845 – 15 November 1922) was a Russian singer and teacher of singing.
Natalia Rom Natalia Rom, soprano, was born in Kazan, in the Soviet Union (also the city of Feodor Chaliapin's birth), and graduated (as a conductor) from the Leningrad Conservatory.
Natalia Troitskaya Natalia Troitskaya (1951-9 April 2006) was a Russian operatic soprano who had a major international career during the 1980s and early 1990s.
Nikolai Lavrov Lavrov, Nikolai Vladimirovich (Лавро́в, Никола́й Влади́мирович) (1802–1840) was a well-known Russian baritone opera singer.
Nikolay and Medea Figner Nikolay Figner (1857–1918), lyric tenor, and Medea Figner (1859–1952), mezzo-soprano, later soprano, were a renowned husband-and-wife team of opera singers active in Russia between 1889 an...
Nikolay Baskov Nikolay Victorovich Baskov PAR is a popular Russian tenor singer.
Nikolay Kedrov, Sr. Nikolay Nikolayevich Kedrov, Sr. (Николай Николаевич Кедров; 28 October 1871 – 2 February 1940) was a Russian composer of liturgical music.
Nina Koshetz Nina Koshetz (Нина Павловна Кошиц; real last name Poray-Koshetz (ru: Порай-Кошиц); December 30, 1891 - May 14, 1965) was an Imperial Russian, later American, soprano opera and recital singer.
Nina Rautio Nina Rautio (born 21 September 1957) is a Russian operatic soprano.
Oles Chishko Oles' Semyenovich Chishko (1895 – 1976) was a Ukrainian and Russian Soviet composer and singer (tenor).
Olga Averino Olga Averino was a Russian soprano and voice teacher.
Olga Borodina Olga Vladimirovna Borodina (born 29 July 1963 in Saint Petersburg) is a leading mezzo-soprano, known for her roles in Russian operas at her home company, the Mariinsky Theatre, and for her inter...
Olga Peretyatko Olga Peretyatko (Ольга Перетятько; Leningrad, now Saint Peterburg, 21 May 1980) is a Russian operatic soprano.
Osip Petrov Osip Afanasievich Petrov (Осип Афанасиевич Петров,) was a Russian operatic bass-baritone of great range and renown, whose career centred on St Petersburg.
Pavel Koshetz Pavel Koshetz (Павел Алексеевич Кошиц; real last name is Poray-Koshetz (ru: Порай-Кошиц); December 14, 1863, Kiev Oblast, Russian Empire - March 2, 1904, Moscow) was a Russian opera singer (tenor).
Pavel Lisitsian Pavel Gerasimovich Lisitsian (Павел Герасимович Лисициан) (November 6, 1911 – July 6, 2004) was a Soviet baritone opera singer who performed in the Bolshoi Opera, Moscow from 1940 until his ret...
Petr Migunov Petr Migunov (Пётр Викторович Мигунов; born August 24, 1974) is a Russian opera and classical singer (bass) who graduated from the Saint Petersburg Conservatory and was a winner of both the Toky...
Praskovia Kovalyova-Zhemchugova Praskovia Ivanovna Kovalyova-Zhemchugova also Kovaleva or Kovalyova, Kovaleva-Zhemchugova, Zhemchugova-Sheremeteva, and Sheremeteva or Sheremetyeva (Прас...
Pyotr Slovtsov Pyotr Ivanovich Slovtsov (Пётр Ива́нович Словцо́в; 30 June 1886 – 24 February 1934) was a famous Russian tenor.
Rita Streich Rita Streich (December 18, 1920March 20, 1987), was one of the most admired and recorded sopranos of the post-war period.
Roza Baglanova Roza Tazhibaevna Baglanova (January 1, 1922 – February 8, 2011) was a Soviet and Kazakh soprano opera and pop music singer, who was honored with many awards throughout her career, including the ...
Sara Sadíqova Sadíqova Sara Ğärif qızı Sara Sadíqova; Tatar Cyrillic: Садыйкова Сара Гариф кызы; Сады́кова Сара́ Гари́фовна; 1 November 1906 - 7 June 1986 was a Tatar actress, singer, and composer.
Sergei Leiferkus Sergei Leiferkus (born April 4, 1946) is an operatic baritone from Russia, known for his dramatic technique and powerful voice particularly in Russian and Italian language repertoire.
Sergei Lemeshev Sergei Yakovlevich Lemeshev (Серге́й Я́ковлевич Ле́мешев, born Staroye Knyazevo, Tver District – died June 26, 1977, Moscow) was one of the most well-known and beloved Russian operatic l...
Sergei Yudin (tenor) Sergei Petrovich Yudin (Russian: Сергей Петрович Юдин, May 5, 1963) was a leading Russian operatic tenor with a lyric voice.
Sergej Larin Sergej Larin (Sergejus Larinas; Серге́й Ларин; March 9, 1956 – January 13, 2008) was one of a number of operatic tenors from the former Soviet Union to achieve success in the West.
Sergey Lazarev Sergey Vyacheslavovich Lazarev (Серге́й Вячеславович Лазарев) (born 1 April 1983) is a singer, dancer and actor born in Moscow, Russia.
Tamara Milashkina Tamara Andreyevna Milashkina (born September 13, 1934) is a Russian lyric and dramatic soprano.
Tamara Sinyavskaya Tamara Ilyinichna Sinyavskaya (Тамара Ильинична Синявская; born 6 July 1943 in Moscow) is a Russian mezzo soprano from the Bolshoi Theatre.
Valeria Barsova Valeria Vladimirovna Barsova was a Russian operatic soprano, one of the leading lyric-coloratura sopranos of the first half of the 20th century in Russia.
Vasily Rodionovich Petrov Vasily Rodionovich Petrov (Василий Родионович Петров; Kharkov Governorate, Russian Empire - May 4, 1937, Moscow, USSR) was an outstanding Russian opera singer (bass).
Vera Zorina (singer) Vera Vasilyevna Zorina (Вера Васильевна Зорина; real surname - Popova; 1853 - 1903) was a Russian operetta singer (mezzo-soprano), best known as a Russian romances (or 'Gypsy art-songs') performer.
Victor Sokovnin Victor Alexandrovch Sokovnin (Виктор Александрович Соковнин; 1886–1937) was an opera singer and vocal teacher.
Victoria Karasyova Victoria Igorevna Karasyova is a former Russian actress, singer, radio presenter and television personality.
Viktor Mirolyubov Viktor Sergeevich Mirolyubov (Виктор Серге́евич Миролюбов, January 22, 1860, Moscow, Russian Empire, – October 26, 1939, Leningrad, USSR) was a Russian opera singer (who performed as V.Mirov), j...
Viktor Selyavin Viktor Alekseyevich Selyavin Виктор Алексеевич Селявин (1875–1945) was a leading tenor of the Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater.
Vladimir Atlantov Vladimir Andreyevich Atlantov (born 19 February 1939) is a Russian operatic tenor.
Vladimir Chernov Vladimir Chernov (born September 22, 1953) is a Russian baritone, particularly associated with the Russian and Italian opera repertories.
Vladimir Galouzine Vladimir Galouzine (Владимир Галузин, Vladimir Galuzin,) is a Russian tenor.
Vladimir Matorin Vladimir Anatolyevich Matorin (Влади́мир Анато́льевич Мато́рин; May 2, 1948) is a famous Russian opera singer.
Vladimir Miller Vladimir Miller (Russian: Влади́мир Ми́ллер) is a Russian opera folk, and church singer possessing an extremely rare low-ranging basso profondo (Oktavist) voice, one of the lowest voices in the ...
Vladimir Pasjoukov Vladimir Pavlovich Pasjukov was a Russian opera, folk and church singer who possessed a very powerful, extremely rare low-ranging basso profondo voice.
Vladimir Pasyoukov Vladimir Pavlovich Pasyukov (Pasjukov) (Russian:Владимир Павлович Пасюков) (July 29th, 1944 - June 20th, 2011) was a Russian opera, folk and church singer who possessed a very powerful, extreme...
Vladimir Rosing Vladimir Sergeyevich Rosing (Владимир Серге́евич Розинг) (November 24, 1963), aka Val Rosing, was a Russian-born operatic tenor and stage director who spent most of his professional career...
Vyacheslav Polozov Vyacheslav Polozov (born January 1, 1950) is an operatic spinto tenor from the former Ukrainian SSR. He sang at many opera houses around the world, appearing in a variety of leading roles from l...
Yelizaveta Lavrovskaya Yelizaveta Andreyevna Lavrovskaya (Елизавета Андреевна Лавровская; – February 4, 1919) was a Russian mezzo-soprano praised for her dramatic performances of operatic arias and her sensitive...
Yevgeniya Mravina Yevgeniya or Evgenia Mravina (Евгения Мравина), real name Yevgeniya Konstantinova Mravinskaya (Евгения Константиновна Мравинская) ( –), was a Russian soprano and the aunt of co...
Yevgeny Nesterenko Yevgeny Yevgenievich Nesterenko (born 8 January 1938) is a renowned Russian operatic bass.
Yevgeny Nikitin Yevgeny Igorevich Nikitin (Russian: Евгений Игоревич Никитин) is a Russian bass-baritone opera singer.
Yuri Aleksandrovich Gulyayev Yury Aleksandrovich Gulyayev (Юрий Александрович Гуляев; 9 September 1930 – 23 April 1986) was a Russian opera singer from Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia.
Yuri Mazurok Yuri Mazurok was a Russian operatic baritone of Ukrainian ethnicity.
Zinaida Volkonskaya Princess Zinaida Aleksandrovna Volkonskaya (Зинаида Александровна Волконская; 14 December 1792 – 24 January 1862), was a Russian writer, poet, singer, composer, salonist and lady in waiting.
Ğäziz Älmöxämmädev Ğäziz Salix ulı Älmöxämmädev was an ethnic Bashkir Tatar opera singer (tenor) and composer.