The Singer's Spirit
©Lisa Houston 2018
b. July 7, 1937 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg.) d. January 13, 2015 in Germany, where she was receiving medical treatment after a long illness. Ms. Obraztsova sang and was admired the world over, for her Amneris, Dalila, and numerous other roles, including the Russian repertoire and contemporary works. In later years, she taught and served as Artistic Director for the Mikhailovsky Theater in St. Petersburg. She debuted in 1963 as Marina at the Bol'shoy, while still a student at the Leningrad Conservatory.