Elizaveta Antonova (1904-?) was from St Petersburg, she studied there and from 1924-29 she sang in the Bolshoi Chorus. After a few years concentrating on concert work and becoming known as one of Russia’s foremost contraltos, she returned to the Bolshoi as a soloist in 1934, remaining there for twenty years. She sang mainly Russian repertoire but also appeared as Fricka in The Ring and even as Leonore in Fidelio. She made several other complete opera recordings.