Platonova [Garder], Yuliya [Julia] Fyodorovna
- Boris Semeonoff
(b Mitava, Latvia, 1841; d St Petersburg, 4/Nov 16, 1892). Russian soprano. After studying in Riga and St Petersburg she made her début in 1862 at the Mariinsky Theatre as Antonida. She possessed a small but cultured voice of pleasing timbre and was noted for the clarity of her diction and her outstanding dramatic talent. She was admired and respected by many of the leading Russian composers of her time, in whose operas she created important roles, among them Mary in Cui’s ...