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Full Name Irra Petina
Profession Stage Actress
Date of Birth April 18 , 1908
Place of Birth Saint Petersburg
Birth Country Russia
Nationality Russian
Birth Sign Aries
Dead or Alive Died
Death Date 2000-01-19

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Irra Petina is one of the famous Stage Actress, who was born on the memorable day of April 18 in the year 1908. Irra Petina is a proud citizen of Russia.

Actress who starred in numerous Broadway productions, including Song of Norway, Candide, and Anya.

Over the years, not only have skills been honed, but a significant impact has also been made in the professional field. Whether it's through work, public appearances, or contributions to the community, Irra Petina continues to be an inspiration for many.

Personal Information

Details about Irra Petina
Popular As: Irra Petina
First Name: Irra
Last Name: Petina
Gender: Female
Birthday: April 18
Birth Year: 1908
Death Date: 2000-01-19
Death Day: January 19
Death Year: 2000
Place of Death: Austin, TX


She started performing with the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1933.

In 1957, she was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in Candide.


She was born in Russia; her father, Stephen Petin, worked as an assistant to Czar Nicholas II. After settling in the United States, she married Frank Bussey. She and Constance Towers both performed in Anya, a 1965 Broadway musical.

Irra Petina Timeline

Her debut role with the Met was as Schwertleite in Richard Wagner's Die Walküre (the second part of the acclaimed Ring Cycle) on December 29, 1933.
Asked how to pronounce her name, she told The Literary Digest the first syllable should be stressed: PEH-ti-na. (Charles Earle Funk, What's the Name, Please?, Funk & Wagnalls, 1936.) .
Stone's film There's Magic in Music (1941). .
Additional credits include 35 Met performances as Berta in Rossini's The Barber of Seville, and despite being a contralto, the high soprano role of Rosalinde in a 1944 national tour of Johann Strauss, Jr.'s operetta Die Fledermaus. .
Petina also appeared on Broadway in productions such as Song of Norway (1947), Magdalena (1948), Hit the Trail (1954), Leonard Bernstein's Candide (1957), for which she received a Tony Award nomination as Best Featured Actress in a Musical, and Anya (1965). .