Legendary Russian opera singer Galina Pisarenko dies aged 88

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Galina Pisarenko, the legendary Russian soprano, has died at the age of 88.

As reported today, Sunday, October 23, on the VKontakte social network page of the Moscow Academic Musical Theater (MAMT), Galina Pisarenko, the legendary Russian opera singer died at the age of 88.

“Today Galina Alekseevna Pisarenko, People’s Artist of the RSFSR, star of the Soviet and Russian opera scene, who shone on the MAMT stage for 30 years and a unique teacher, died. It is a great loss for all of us, admirers of his talent, students, friends and relatives. She was 88,” the post read.

A final farewell to the famous soprano will take place in the hall of the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory on October 26.

Galina Pisarenko was born in Leningrad on January 24, 1934. In the early 1950s, she graduated from the piano class of the Gnesins Children’s Music School. She then studied singing at the Academic Music School of Moscow State Conservatory (MGK)named after Tchaikovsky, from whom she graduated in 1961.

Between 1961 and 1990, Pisarenko was the main soloist of the Moscow Academic Musical Theater named after Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko.

Her repertoire included roles in operettas and operas La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini, La Belle Elena by Jacques Offenbach, L’elisir d’Amore by Gaetano Donizetti, May Night and The Tsar’s Bride by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, The Imaginary Gardener and Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, The Moor by Igor Stravinsky, Carmen by Georges Bizet, and others, as reported by gazeta.ru.

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