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Raisa Kotova (born 20 May 1939 ) - Russian singer, mezzo-soprano , in recent years - contralto .
In 1965 graduated from the Moscow Conservatory ( Helena Katulsky ). Soloist of the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre (1965-1974), Moscow Philharmonic (1974-1975), and then, since 1976 - the Bolshoi Theater . The most famous was due to participate in the premiere in the cantata "The History of Dr. Johann Faust," Alfred Schnittke on contemporary music festival "Moscow Autumn" ( 1983 ). Initially the role of Mephistopheles prepared Alla Pugacheva , but after the first rehearsal (with Alla Pugacheva) concert was banned. so happened that the premiere of "Faust" was held in Vienna and only four months later, October 23, 1983 (after many petitions and despite ongoing obstacles) - in Moscow, and then, in 1984 - in Leningrad (now with Raisa Kotova as Mephistopheles-punisher.) Despite all the obstacles, gained cantata concert life.
At the Bolshoi Theater performed the role of young guardsmen Basmanov opera "Oprichnik" P. Tchaikovsky , Amelfa housekeeper in "The Golden Cockerel" N. Rimsky-Korsakov , Alconost in the opera " The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh " by Rimsky-Korsakov ; Vani in the opera "Ivan Susanin" M. Glinka . Performed the same role in the film of the opera "Ivan Susanin" , 1979. Conducts a major concert work. Takes part in a concert performance of opera roles ( "Dead Souls" by Rodion Shchedrin ), (Old Gypsy Woman in opera Rachmaninov "Aleko" ).
In the future, as a music teacher.
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