BIESHU Maria (B-80)

03/08/1935, Volintir, Romania - 16/05/2012, Chisinau, Moldova

Soviet Moldovan Opera singer (soprano). In 1955, she was accepted without exams to the Chisinau state Conservatory (class of teacher S. L. Zarifyan, later P. A. Botezat). She made her debut on the Opera stage in 1962 as Tosca in the Opera of the same name by Puccini. In 1965-1967, she trained at The La Scala Theater (Milan, Italy). Third prize in the competition of vocalists in the III International Tchaikovsky competition (1966), winner of the 1st international competition in memory of Miura Tamaki in Japan (first prize, "Gold Cup" and the title "Best Chio-Chio-San of the world", 1967). These successes have nominated M. Bieshu in a number of operatic "stars" at world level. She sang on the major Opera stages of the USSR (including the Bolshoi theater), the United States (including the Metropolitan Opera), Europe, South America, Australia, and Japan. In total, the singer's creative repertoire included about three dozen soprano parts and more than twenty concert programs from world Opera classics (Bellini, Verdi, Donizetti, Purcell, Puccini, Tchaikovsky) and works by contemporary Soviet composers (D. G. Gershfeld, K. V. Molchanov, G. S. Nyaga, T. N. Khrennikov). 

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