May 17, 2007 - 13:30 AMTPanARMENIAN.Net
- World famous Armenian opera singer, USSR and Armenian national singer, professor of the Yerevan Conservatory 83-year-old Gohar Gasparyan
died in Yerevan May 16, the PanARMENIAN.Net
was told in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Culture. Still there is no news about the cause of Gohar Gasparyan's death. However the singer, who had suffered from a cerebral stroke several years ago, was in the reanimation department of "Nairi" Medical Center during the recent days.
The "Armenian nightingale"- as Gohar Gasparyan was called - was born in 1924 in Cairo. She had studied in the local musical academy. Gasparyan moved to Armenia in 1948. Beginning from 1949 she had sung title parts of 23 opera performances in the Opera and Ballet Academic Theater of Armenia. And generally her repertoire included more than 500 musical compositions.