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Victoria Ivanova


Viktoria Ivanova (September 22, 1924, Moscow - February 1, 2002, Moscow) - Soviet and Russian chamber singer (lyric soprano). Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1973). Victoria Ivanova was born on September 22, 1924 in one of the oldest historical districts of Moscow - Lefortovo, in a family of physicians Nikolay and Lydia Ivanov. His father, who served as a military doctor in the Lefortovo Hospital, died when Victoria was 3 years old. The deceased father loved music and therefore, noticing the natural data of his daughter, the mother strongly promoted her musical development. Victoria graduated from music school in piano. Then she studied vocal with O. F. Slavinskaya-Fedorovskaya - first at the school, then at the institute and graduate school of the Gnesins Institute of Music. After graduating with honors GMPI them. Gnesinyh in 1951 became a soloist of the Moscow Philharmonic (until 1998). Iya, as Victoria's relatives called, married her classmate Yuri Petrovich Matusov. He was a bright man, a rare witticism of mind and with an inexhaustible sense of humor, who knew world art and music very well. The couple had a daughter, Catherine. Together with her mother she performed a duet on the radio; she sang in the fairy tale film “Frost” (Nastya). But at sixteen, after a brain surgery, her daughter became disabled. Soon the spouse died of a heart attack. The last five years of her life, the singer practically did not leave the house - a serious illness did not allow her to perform. She lived in Moscow on Krasnoprudnaya street, 30/34. Victoria Ivanova died on February 1, 2002 at the age of 77 years. She was buried at site 7 of the Vvedensky cemetery in Moscow.

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