Past Images of the Month - February 2013

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Postcard, c.1900 after the portrait by Konstantin Makovsky, 1869. Iulia Fedorovna Platonova (1842-1892) as Natasha in Rusalka. Platonova worked on the role with Dargomïzhsky and created the roles of Donna Anna in The Stone Guest and Marina in Boris Godunov. Katharina Meder (1886-?) as Natasha  in Rusalka. Leonid Vital'yevich Sobinov (1872-1934) as the Prince in Rusalka. Maria Dmitrievna Chernenko (1870 - ?) as the Princess in Rusalka. Pavel Yakovlevich Pavlov (1871 - ?) as the Miller in Rusalka. Pavel Yakovlevich Kurzner (1886 - 1948) as the Miller in Rusalka. Matvei Zakharovich Gorianov (? - ?) as the Miller in Rusalka. Feodor Ivanovich Chaliapin (1873 - 1938) as the Miller in Rusalka. Feodor Ivanovich Chaliapin (1873 - 1938) as the Miller in Rusalka. Feodor Ivanovich Chaliapin (1873 - 1938) as the Miller in Rusalka. Gurii Fëdorovich Stravinsky (1884 - 1917) as the Miller in Rusalka.  Son of the bass Fedor Ignat'yevich Stravinsky and youngest brother of the composer.Rusalka. Vocal score. A. Gutheil: Moscow, [1885]. Georgi Pozemkovsky (1890 -1958) as Don Juan in The Stone Guest. Flyer for Sir Thomas Beecham's Russian Opera Season, London, [1931]. The season opened with the British premiere of Dargomïzhsky's Rusalka, starring Chaliapin as the Miller. Programme for the British premiere of Rusalka, May - June 1931. Romances and Songs. P. Jurgenson: Moscow & Leipzig, [1896]. Manuscript of the song Dieu qui sourit to words by Victor Hugo. Facsimile, 1913. Dargomïzhsky's tomb in the Artists’ Corner at the Alexander Nevsky  Monastery, St Petersburg.   The monument was created by A.I. Haustov in 1961.