Today We Celebrate Gohar Gasparyan's Birthday
Gohar Gasparyan also known as the "Armenian nightingale", was an Armenian opera singer. Born to an Armenian family in Cairo, Gasparyan studied at a Music Academy in the city.
In 1948, she migrated to Soviet Armenia along with thousands of other Armenians from the Middle East. She performed at the Armenian Opera Theater - in 23 operas, as well as concerts.
She also taught at the Yerevan State Conservatory. Gasparyan was a People's Artist of the USSR, Socialist Work hero and Mesrop Mashtots order-bearer.