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Maria Mikhailovna Kurenko
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Birth: Jan. 2, 1890
Tomsk Oblast, Russia
Death: May 17, 1980
New York, USA

Opera Singer.

Maria Kurenko (Kurenko-Gontsova),
(Мария Михайловна Куренко-Гонцова)

was a notable Metropolitan Opera House singer, and also had several record albums produced in New York City.

Her real surname was Kurenkova. She studied singing at the Moscow Conservatory under the famous vocal pedagogue Umberto Masetti. In 1914 she made her debut at the Kharkov Opera House as Antonida in ‘’The life for the Tsar’’. Later she sang at the S. Zimin’s Opera House in Moscow. From 1918 to 1922 she was a soloist of the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre, from 1922 to 1923 she performed at the National Opera of Ukraine, Kiev. She made guest appearances in Nijni Novgorod (1917), Saratov (1923), Latvian National Opera (1924-1926).

Since 1926 she performed in Latvia, Poland, Czechia, Germany and France. Since 1926 she lived in France. The same year she appeared at the opera houses of USA (Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Washington, Philadelphia, Boston). Kurenko also sang in Prague, Finland and Scotland.

https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Куренко,_Мария_Михайловна

http://forgottenoperasingers.blogspot.ru/2014/01/maria-kurenko-soprano-tomsk-1890-new.html

http://famous-birthdays.ru/data/02_yanvarya/kurenko_mariya_mihajlovna.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jTaL8-134Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0onWT88rwM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRuaEC7k9PY

 
 
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 Children:
  Victor Feodorovich Gontzoff Kendall (1915 - 1997)*
 
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Burial:
Novo-Diveevo Russian Orthodox Cemetery
Nanuet
Rockland County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Feb 03, 2013
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