MOSCOW (AP) — World-renowned Russian opera diva Galina Vishnevskaya, who with her husband defied the Soviet regime to give shelter to writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn and suffered exile from her homeland, has died at 86.
Moscow's Opera Center, which Vishnevskaya created, said the singer celebrated internationally for her rich soprano voice died Tuesday in the Russian capital. It didn't give the cause.
"Αιωνεία η μνήμη αυτής η μνήμη. May her memory be eternal. One of the most amazing voices and personalities of the 20th century - spent so many years seeking her recordings (which were very hard ..."
– Lars Stringas, Fan,
San Francisco, CA, Dec 17, 2012
"We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Galina. She had a beautiful talent such a pleasure to listen to. We pray that her family and friends find comfort in the love and memories shared together and with the words at John 5:28,29."
– Beltran family,
Dec 12, 2012
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