Opera singer Zurab Sotkilava died

  • Opera singer Zurab Sotkilava died

Tbilisi: In Moscow, at the age of 80 years, the opera singer Zurab Sotkilava died.

Zurab Sotkilava, the general director of the Moscow "Bolshoi Teater", Vladimir Urin, fought a serious illness.

"Zurab Lavrentievich Sotkilava, a wonderful artist of the "Bolshoi Teater", died. He had a serious illness with which he fought to the end," Urin said.

About the farewell time and funeral will be reported additionally.

Zurab Sotkilava was born in Sukhumi in 1937. In his youth, he was actively engaged in football, at the age of 16 he joined the Sukhumi Dynamo, and then the base of Tbilisi's Dynamo. After receiving two serious injuries, Sotkilava completed his sports career.

After graduating from the Tbilisi Conservatoire, Sotkilava performed at the Georgian Opera and Ballet Theater, and trained at the "Milan Scala Theater" in Milan. In 1973, he made his debut at the "Bolshoi Teater" in Moscow in the role of Jose in Bizet's opera Carmen, and in 1974 he joined the opera company of the theater. In the last decades of his life the singer was actively engaged in teaching at the Moscow Conservatory.

Zurab Sotkilava was the recipient of the main prize of the World Festival of Youth and Students (Bulgaria, 1968), the 2nd Prize of the International Competition. Tchaikovsky (1970), 1 prize and the Grand Prix of the Vocalists' International Competition. Vinyasa in Barcelona (1970).

In 2015, the singer was diagnosed with a malignant pancreatic tumor. After the operation in Germany and the course of treatment in Russia, Sotkilava returned to creative work.

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