The artist is Kramskoy
Elizaveta Andreevna Lavrovskaya (1845–1919) – Russian opera singer (counterattack) and teacher. In Baden, she took lessons from the famous Polina Viardo. She toured a lot in Russia and abroad: she sang in London, Paris, Berlin, Milan, thereby won world fame. In Paris she was listened. Rossini and the director of the Grand Opera, who highly appreciated the talent of the singer. According to the vastness of the range, the timbre of the voice of Lavrovskaya was considered a rare, exceptional phenomenon. And. Kramskoy depicted singer Elizabeth Andreevna Lavrovskaya at the stage in the noble assembly in 1879, when she was one of the leading soloists of the Mariinsky Theater. P. Tchaikovsky considered e. Lavrovskaya one of the prominent representatives of the Russian vocal school. He noted her “wonderful, velvet, juicy” voice, artistic simplicity of performance, deep penetration into the style of a musical work. He wrote about Lavrovskaya: “And what is more expensive in Lavrovskaya is that she does not resort to any external effects, to any theatricality … to charm the listener. Nowhere makes it possible to feel the desire to please the well-known, generally accepted by the Italian scene with routine-efficient techniques … Lavrovskaya never goes beyond the limits of strict chaste art … ”. Famous Russian composers devoted E. Lavrovskaya their romances, including: p. And. Tchaikovsky (“For the coming”, “Look, there’s a cloud”, “Do not leave me”, “My pound” and others.), WITH. AT. Rachmaninov (“She, like noon, good”, “in my soul”), with. Taneyev (“people sleep”) and others. The image of the singer was captured by artists and. Kramskoy and c. Makovsky.