Originally in Russian. Translation by Google Translate.
Beautiful pure tone and powerful voice, expressive singing, characteristic for Russian vocal school, won the People's Artist of the RSFSR Elizabeth Ivanovna Antonova love and sympathy of the audience.
Her repertoire includes a wide variety of games Russian classical operas - Ivan ("Ivan Susanin"), Ratmir ("Ruslan and Lyudmila"), Princess ("Mermaid"), Olga ("Eugene Onegin"), Nejat ("Sadko") Pauline ("Queen of Spades"), Konchakovna ("Prince Igor"), Lel ("Maiden") and, finally, Solokha ("Slippers").
In 1923, Antonov, being a girl of nineteen, came to Moscow with a friend from Kuibyshev, with no friends, no any definite plan of action other than a passionate desire to learn to sing.
In Moscow, the casual girls sheltered their artist Vasily Prokofievich and Ethan, who was their countryman. One day, walking down the street, a friend saw an advertisement for admission to the choir of the Bolshoi Theatre. It was decided to try his luck.
The contest was over 400 candidates, among whom were many singers who have graduated from the conservatory. Upon learning that the girls have no musical education, their scoffed at, and if it were not for the insistence of a friend, Antonov certainly would refuse sample.
But her voice made such a good impression that the girl was enrolled in the choir of the Bolshoi Theatre, and choirmaster Stepanov proposed to deal with it.
Elizabeth I. At the same time taking lessons from the well-known Russian singer, Professor M. Deyshi-Sionitskoy.
In 1930, Antonov entered the first Moscow State Musical College, where she studied for several years under the direction of another outstanding singer, Professor K. Derzhinskoy while he works in the choir of the Bolshoi Theatre .
Thus, the young singer has gradually gained significant skills in a vocal, so and performing arts, participating in many opera productions. In 1933, after the debut Antonova in "Mermaid" in the role of Princess, it was clear that it had reached professional maturity, allowing to become a soloist. Antonov was transferred to the Bolshoi Theatre.
Began a difficult but exciting work on the roles assigned to it.
Reminiscing about his conversations with L. Sobinova and other luminaries of the Bolshoi Theatre , the singer says: "I realized that I need to be afraid of outwardly showy poses, away from the conventions of opera, avoid pesky stamps, need to learn from the great masters of Russian vocal school, who created the ever-fresh deeply realistic, life-true and compelling images that reveal the ideological content of the work."
Artist of the attaches great importance to the work of the scenic images.
She believes that it is necessary to study not only the party, but also honors in general, and even its literary source.
According to Antonov, reading Pushkin's immortal poem helped her create an image Ratmir in the opera "Ruslan and Lyudmila" and appeal to a lot of Gogol's text given to understanding the role Solokha in the opera "The Slippers."
"While working on this party - says Elizabeth - I tried to stay as close as possible to the image Solokha created by Nikolai Gogol, and reread many times lines from his" Night Before Christmas. "
"And will the used to Solokha in the feast of the church, putting on a bright Plahty kitaychatoyu with Tilt Wheel, and over her blue skirt, which were sewn back golden mustache, and will be directly near the right choir, the clerk is true, coughs and narrows his eyes involuntarily to the other side of the eye, head stroked his mustache, bandaging his ear and said Oseledets standing near his neighbour: “Ah, the good woman! Damn, woman! .."
Artist of the sort of saw before him a clever and mischievous Ukrainian woman, a charming and feminine, despite the fact that "it was neither good or bad himself ...However, so was able to train yourself to pricharovat most power Cossacks ... "
Stage design and the role of prompting the main features of vocal performance.
Quite different color becomes voice actress when she sings party Vani in the opera "Ivan Susanin".
By creating a sublime image of a peasant boy patriot who enters into life in the country for the bad times, the Antonov imbues his strong sonorous voice intonations, full of drama and yet heroic strength.
Antonov frequently appears on radio and participates in concerts. Her extensive repertoire includes chamber works predominantly Russian classics.
lot of time devoted to the singer-military mentoring work.
A number of concerts she gave in the ships of the Navy by taking this trip to the Far East.
On his concert repertoire artist works with the same enthusiasm as on operatic roles she has sung it at the Bolshoi Theatre.
Information about the soloists of the Bolshoi Theater, Alexander Alekseyev, Leonid Baratov, Galina Belousov-Shevchenko .
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