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In Memory of a Famous Singer

Fifteen years ago… in our Opera House there was a Grand Jubilee Concert celebrating Ira Malaniuk's 75th birthday. She was present… for it was here, in Lviv, that as a young 20 year old, she first made her debut as Amneris, in Verdi's Aida… Then – the War and afterwards, a brilliant carreer as a soloist….

The Gala Concert in memory of Ira Malaniuk is about to begin in the Lviv Philharmonia and we hear Ira Malaniuk's recorded voice … The audience responds warmly to the well-known and lesser-known artists alike…. They enthusiastically applaud the «INSO – Lviv» Symphony Orchestra and the conductor and Artistic Director of the project, Myron Yusypovych. As we exit the Philharmonia, it is as if the charming Ira Malaniuk herself is in the foyer, escorting the citizens of Lviv out – her portraits and photo scenes from various incredible European performances bid us farewell.