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Honoured Artist of Russia Zhaneta Tarayan has passed away

On April 21, the 70 years old soloist of our theatre, Honoured Artist of Russia Zhaneta Tarayan passed away.

Zhaneta Tarayan is a graduate of the Azerbaijan State Conservatory (1972-1976). Having been a first-year student, she was already performing on the stage of the Azerbaijan Opera House.

A landmark in the life of the beginning artist was the invitation to the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre in 1977. Her sonorous voice, temperament and early professional maturity immediately made Tarayan one of the leading soloists of the young Krasnoyarsk Opera House.

Zhaneta Georgiyevna dedicated the 38 years of her life to the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, glorifying it both in Russia and abroad. The most complicated parts of the world mezzo-soprano opera heritage were presented in her repertoire, her performance of them is still considered to be the paragon for the young generation of singers.

Possessing not only a unique voice, but also a formidable actor's talent, she was an active and devoted opera adherent and the real pride of the theatre. Each performance of hers became a major event in Krasnoyarsk, Russia and abroad. She successfully performed at the Bolshoi Theatre. Thus, the role of Lubov, performed by the singer in the opera Mazeppa, brought her a real triumph. She was many a time nominated at the regional festivals for “The best opera performance”: in 1988 - for the role of Azucena in the opera “Il trovatore”, in 1999 - for the role of Death in the opera mystery “Carmina Burana”.

For nearly ten years Zhaneta Tarayan had taught at the Krasnoyarsk Academy of Music and Theatre and brought up the dignified progeny of artists. Her students, laureate of international competitions Daria Ryabinko and opera soloist Natalia Plotnikova perform nowadays the leading mezzo-soprano roles with success.

The staff of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre named after D.A.Hvorostovsky expresses deep condolences to the relatives and friends of Zhaneta Georgiyevna.

The visitation will be held in the lobby of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre (Perensona-St., 2) from 11p.m. till 13p.m. on April 24.