Photo by S. Levitsky, St. Petersburg, Russia, early 1870s 6.5 х 10.5 cm Shown as Vanya in the opera Life for the Tsar by Glinka. Elizaveta Andreevna LAVROVSKAYA (1845 - 1919), opera singer (contralto) and teacher. В роли Вани ("Жизнь за царя"). Sang at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg and The Bolshoi Theater in Moscow; later taught at the Moscow Conservatory. Elizaveta Lavrovskaya was friends pianist Nikolai Rubinstein, composers Sergei Taneyev and César Cui, and writers Ivan Turgenev and Fedor Dostoevsky. F1739 LAVROVSKAYA E. A. (Лавровская Е.А.)