Opera stars buried in memory of the past

Elena Obraztsova, People's Artist of the USSR, a world-famous opera singer, died on January 12, 2015 in Germany. Obraztsova was 76 years old. During the last years of her life, the singer was seriously ill. The ceremony to build farewell to one of the greatest opera singers of all time will take place at Moscow's Bolshoi Theater on January 14


Luciano Pavarotti died from pancreatic cancer on 6 September 2007. As one of the Three Tenors, Pavarotti became well known for his televised concerts and media appearances. (Splash/All Over Press)


Mstislav Rostropovich was a Soviet and Russian cellist and conductor. He is considered to be one of the greatest cellists of the 20th century. He died on April 27, 2007 of intestinal cancer

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Galina Vishnevskaya was a Russian sopranoopera singer and recitalist who was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1966. She was also the wife of world-famous cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. She died on December 11, 2012 (Splash/All Over Press)

The Bolshoi Theater, as well as millions of fans of opera and classical music, will never forget their names

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People's Artist of the USSR Elena Obraztsova was born on July 7, 1939 in Leningrad (currently St. Petersburg). She performed in major concert halls of the world, including La Scala in Milan, The Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Vienna State Opera and many others.

In 1975, in Spain, during the festival dedicated to the 100th anniversary of "Carmen," Obraztsova was named the best performer of Carmen in the world. (Splash/All Over Press)