Petrova, Anna Yakovlevna (Vorob′yova)
- Boris Semeonoff
(bSt Petersburg, 2/Feb 14, 1817; dSt Petersburg, 13/April 26, 1901). Russian contralto. Her mother, Avdot′ya Vorob′yova (d1836), and her mother's former husband, Yakov Stepanovich Vorob′yov (1766–1809), were leading singers of their day. Trained originally for ballet, she studied singing with Glinka, among others, and identified closely with that composer's musical outlook. After her début as Pippo in Rossini's ...