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Prominent Azerbaijani soprano passes away in L.A.

10 March 2011 [11:43] - TODAY.AZ
Prominent Azerbaijani soprano, Merited Artist of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mrs. Sona Aslanova passed away yesterday, at the age of 86 in Los Angeles, California.

Born in 1924, Ms. Aslanova studied opera singing at the Baku Conservatory where she later taught. With her outstanding voice, she sang in numerous live and recorded broadcasts on the radio and appeared in many films both, as a singer and as an actor. Among her most recognized roles were those of Nigar from Koroglu, Asya from Arshin Mal Alan, and Asli from Asli and Kerem.

All three operas were written by Uzeyir Hajibeyov, who also guided her as she began her career in opera. After the retirement, Mrs. Aslanova settled with her family in Los Angeles.


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