Entertainment Prominent Russian Opera Singer Elena Obraztsova Dies Aged 75

Prominent Russian Opera Singer Elena Obraztsova Dies Aged 75

Elena Obraztsova is the first Russian singer since Fyodor Chaliapin to become one of opera's greatest stars. Ms. Obraztsova has performed on the most celebrated opera stages of the world such as the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theatres, La Scala, El Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Grand Opera, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera, and the San Francisco Opera.
Elena Obraztsova is the first Russian singer since Fyodor Chaliapin to become one of opera’s greatest stars. Ms. Obraztsova has performed on the most celebrated opera stages of the world such as the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theatres, La Scala, El Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Grand Opera, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera, and the San Francisco Opera.

Prominent Russian opera singer Elena Obraztsova passed away on Monday in Germany at the age of 75.

Details about the cause of Obraztsova’s death have not been made public. Representatives of Obraztsova’s charitable organization told RIA Novosti that she was recently undergoing treatment at a German clinic.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his condolences to the family and friends of Obraztsova, Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said Monday.
Elena Obraztsova was born on July 7 in Leningrad (Saint Petersbrurg), USSR. Because of her outstanding vocal abilities, the mezzo-soprano was widely recognized as one of the greatest opera singers of all time.