ISTOMINA Avdotia( famous dancer of the St. Petersburg Ballet)
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Biography ISTOMINA Avdotia
(1799 - 1848)
Pupil drama school, a pupil Didelot, sung by Pushkin in Eugene Onegin. Istomin enjoyed the greatest success in the ballet Zephyr and Flora "," African Lion "(1818)," The Caliph of Bagdad, "" Evtimii and Evharisa "," Roland and Morgan "," Lisa and Colin (1820), "Leliya Narbonskaya" etc.. Istomin participated occasionally in vaudeville, starring with speeches. Thanks to his talent and beauty Istomin was always surrounded by a crowd of fans. Between the youth of those times occurred because it is not just fights, crowned with sometimes tragically. In retirement, already in the 40-ies, Istomin married minor actor Ekunina. - See. "Duel with Zavadovskiy Sheremetiev" (in "Historical Essays and Stories" S.N. Shubinsky, St. Petersburg., 1893) and "Russian Antiquities" (1874), in the biography Griboyedov former's second Zavadovskiy. Also see. Memoirs Vigel (h. 5) and Golovacheva-Panaeva (p. 20 - 21, ed. 1890) and Almanac Buе-haryn "Thalia" (1825).