BORN 1894 - DIED 2 Oct 1959, London: 12 Strathray Gardens|
GRAVE LOCATION London: St. John-at-Hampstead, Churchyard Extension, Church Row, Hampstead (P 092)
Valentina Aksarova was a lyrical soprano. She studied at the Conservatory in St. Petersburg. In 1918 she debuted at the Mariinsky Theatre as Margarita in Gounod's "Faust". She left the theatre in 1922 and moved to Riga and further abroad.
She was very successful in England and this country became her new home. She performed in many European cities and in 1930 in the USA. She made several recordings. Her husband was Vladimir Volodia Sturtz (d.1959), a civil engineer from Latvia.
Culbertson, Judi & Tom Randall, Permanent Londoners, Robson Books, London, 1991