Who was Agardi Metrovich?
One of the most difficult problems in Theosophical history concerns the identity of Agardi. Metrovitch, thought to be the nom de guerre of a carbonari and a famous opera singer of the 19th century. The problem is that researchers on Theosophical History have been unable to trace, in the 19th century, a famous opera singer named Agardi Metrovitch. This is because when engaged in revolutionary activities H.P.B’s friend was known as Agardi Metrovitch, but when performing opera he was known under a different name. Focusing on the question “Who was Agardi Metrovitch,” this papers explores his identity, whilst attempting to trace both his and Blavatsky’s whereabouts in the 1860s and early 1870s. It also, briefly, explores the relationship between Blavatsky, Metrovitch and Yuri by assessing the passport of the latter. Finally, it outlines a brief biography of Metrovitch, suggesting that more research is necessary to unveil his carbonari activities and important connections during the 1860s and early 1870s.