Olena Muravyova

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Olena Oleksandrivna Muravyova (Ukrainian: Олена Олександрівна Муравйова; 3 June 1867, Kharkiv – 11 March 1939, Kyiv) was a Soviet and Ukrainian opera singer and vocal teacher. For more than 30 years of musical and educational activities in Kyiv, she emerged as a prominent expert in vocal training, being awarded Merited Art Worker of the Ukrainian SSR and Order of the Red Banner of Labour (both 1938).[1]


Olena Muravyova studied at the Moscow Conservatory (1886-1888) From 1890 to 1901, she was a soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. From 1900 she was one of the most renown teachers of voice in Ukraine and schooled over 400 singers, among them Miliza Korjus, Zoia Gaidai, Ivan Kozlovsky, Larissa Rudenko, and Elena Petlyash. Over the years she kept close contact with Mykola Lysenko, Borys Lyatoshynsky, Viktor Kosenko, Levko Revutsky, and other composers of her time. She is buried at the Baikove Cemetery.[2]

Professor Muravyova had enormous powers of persuasion and great patience through which she was able to explain simply and clearly, finely versed in the tricks of vocal art, always taking into account the subtle nuances of their individual characteristics. All her great theoretical knowledge was applied in practice, wielding and constantly enriching all her upper-singing classes with her own experience. In addition to teaching Muravyova, being a true artist, invested in the student's own thoughts.[3]


  1. ^ Calendar. "Elena Muravyova" (in Russian). Calendar.interesniy.kiev.ua. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  2. ^ Slovari Yandex. Муравьёва Елена Александровна. Domestic singers (in Russian). Yandex Slovari.ru. Archived from the original on 24 July 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  3. ^ Kuznetsov, Anna Sergeevna (1964). People's Artist: Pages of Life and works of JS Kozlowski (in Russian). Moscow: Publishing House of Soviet Russia. pp. 25–26. OCLC 28594642.