Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Russian Opera Star Dies at 86 (video)
11.12.2012 19:45
Russian Opera Star Dies at 86 (video)

Great Russian opera singer Galina Vishnevskaya passed away on Tuesday at the age of 86, the Vishnevskaya's Opera Center press service reports.

      Born in 1926, Vishnevskaya began her opera career in the Leningrad (former St. Petersburg) Region opera and ballet theater in 1944, and then joined the Bolshoi Theater of Moscow. She soon gained a great success and global recognition, as well as her husband, renowned conductor and cello player Mstislav Rostropovich.

      The married couple, who were together for 51 years until Rostripovich's death in 2007, had started their foreign careers after being expelled from the Soviet Union for supporting dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn in 1974. Only in 1990 they were allowed to return to their homeland.

      In 2002, Vishnevskaya became head of a newly built Opera Center in downtown Moscow. Since 2006, she had chaired the jury of a singing competition named in her honor: the Vishnevskaya Open International Competition of Opera Singers.


Galina Vishnevskaya "Aida" G. Verdi



Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Galina Vishnevskaya Russian opera Russian opera singers obituary  

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Boris Berezovsky and Alexander Bely Became Honoured Artists of Russia
Exhibition of Artist Recorded in Guinness Book
Valery Gergiev With Youth Ochestra to Perform in Japan
Garri Bardin to Present his Animation "Listening to Beethoven" in Petersburg
Tabakov Award Conferred on Oleg Tabakov Himself

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
retail in Russia  VTB  Astrakhan  medicine  Family Life  Yekaterinburg  Russian transportation  Kurchatov  Russian history  Sokolniki  Painting  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian-French economic forum  Alexander Pushkin  Russia-US  VTB Group  Russian business  Russia-Poland  blasphemy law  Russian records  Russian spacecrafts  Yegoryevsk  Russian Museum  Russian tourism  economic crisis  Chulpan Khamatova  Gazprom Neft  Moscow  Archeology  Garik Sukachyov  Architecture of St. Petersburg  Krispy Kreme  Parks  Bogorodsk  Kingisepp  Dima Yakovlev Law  Radioactive Waste  Yuri Nikulin  Russian Stage Directors   Mikhail Bulgakov  Russian Literature  Mikhail I Fyodorovich Romanov  Lipetsk   free admission to museums  Luzniki  Russian Cinema  Monuments in Moscow  Sinead O'Connor  Exhibitions in Moscow  Krasnodar 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites