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Leokadiya Ignatevna MASLENNIKOVA

lyric soprano , singer

Leokadiya MASLENNIKOVA, USSR Singer, lyric soprano. Soloist, Academy Bolshoy Theater, since 1946; Honoured Artist Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. prize at Moscow All-Union Festival, 1943; prize at 1st World Festival, Prague, 1947; medals.


MASLENNIKOVA, Leokadiya was born in 1918 in Saratov.


Graduated Minsk School of Music. 1939-1941 studied at Belarusian Conservatory. 1945 graduated Kiev Conservatory.


Automatic machine operator, Minsk Haberdashery Plant. 1939-1941 at Choral Studio, Belarusian Theater of Opera and Ballet. 1941-1945 teacher, Perm Children’s Home, then at Chentsy Station, Udmurt Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.

Appeared in amateur concerts. Moved to Sverdlovsk and entered Kiev Conservatory, which was evacuated to Sverdlovsk. 1945-1946 soloist, Kiev Theater of Opera and Ballet.

1947 at 1st World Festival, Prague. Toured German Democratic Republic, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Austria, Finland, etc. Roles: Tatyana, Masha, Prilepa and Iolanthe in Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”, “Pikovaya dama” (The Queen of Spades) and “Iolanthe”.

Margaret in Gounod’s “Faust”. Sashenka in Khrennikov’s “Mat” (The Mother). Dasha in A. N. and V. S. Serov’s “Vrazhya sila” (The Power of Evil).

Mazhenka in Smetana’s “The Bartered Bride”, etc.