Stars of exile: How the daughter of the White Guard officer became the “First Lady of the Musical” in Europe
The name of Tatyana Pavlovna Ivanova is hardly known to the general public, although the songs in her performance are probably familiar to everyone. In Europe, the late 1950s – early 1960s. she was called the first lady of the musical, and in her homeland she was forgotten for a long time – Ivanova was the daughter of a White Guard officer who emigrated to Germany after the revolution. About how the performer of Russian romances and gypsy songs conquered Europe and Australia, without having achieved recognition in Russia during her life, – further in the review.
Tatyana Ivanova was born in 1925 in Charlottenburg, the western part of Berlin, where her parents moved after the 1917 revolution. Prior to that, the family lived on Vasilyevsky Island in St. Petersburg. Her father, Pavel Ivanov, was a White Guard officer, and her mother, Elena Ion, was an opera singer. Although Tatyana grew up in Germany, she was brought up in the traditions of Russian culture – they only spoke Russian in their house, and their parents instilled a love of national songs and romances since childhood, they often listened to records with recordings of Chaliapin, Plevitskaya and other performers of that time. Continue reading