|Galina Vishnevskaya 95th birthday of one of the greatest Russian opera singers of the 20th century|
Moment’s Doodle, illustrated guest artist Darya Shnykina, celebrates the 95th birthday of one of the topmost Russian pieces vocalizers of the 20th century — Galina Vishnevskaya.
Galina Pavlovna Ivanova was born on this day in 1926 in Leningrad, Russia ( ultramodern- daySt. Petersburg) and came enthralled with pieces at 10 times old after hearing Tchaikovsky’s grand “ Eugene Onegin.” While walking the thoroughfares of Leningrad in the early 1950s, Vishnevskaya stumbled upon an assignation to investigation for the Bolshoi Theater — Russia’s most prestigious pieces hall. She blew the judges down with her investigation, earning a spot as the time’s only auditioner accepted into the Bolshoi troop.
In 1953, her nonage dreams were realized at the Bolshoi as she portrayed the supereminent character Tatyana in “ Eugene Onegin” with a fresh interpretation of a classic character that came her hand part. This marked the birth of a virtuosic pieces career that took Vishnevskaya to venues around the world — frequently with her cherished dachshund Pooks in hitch — from New York’s Metropolitan Opera to Helsinki’s Finnish National Opera. It was at the ultimate venue that she gave her final performance of Tatyana before retiring in 1982.
As a devoted philanthropic, Vishnevskaya innovated thenon-profit children’s weal association Rostropovich-Vishnevskaya Foundation in 1991 alongside her hubby, the world- class cellist Maestro Rostropovich. She also innovated the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre in 2002 to give a home for aspiring pieces vocalizers. Both associations carry on her heritage of helping and inspiring others to this day.
Happy birthday, Galina Vishnevskaya!