Adelina Bolska

Adelina Bolska (1864–1930)

Russian soprano (b. 1864 in Moscow; d. 1930), born Adelina Yulianovna Skompskaya (Аделина Юлиановна Скомпская); known onstage as Adelina Bolska (Аделина Больска), or after her marriage as Countess Adelina Dienheim-Brochocki-Szczawińska.

After graduating from the Moscow Conservatory, Adelina toured Italy and Paris, before returning to Russia to wide acclaim at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg and the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. In 1893 she married the Polish Count Alexander Dienheim-Brochocki-Szczawiński (1841–1907).

Correspondence with Tchaikovsky

3 letters from Tchaikovsky to Adelina Bolska have survived, dating from 1889 to 1893, all of which have been translated into English on this website.