Moldovan soprano Maria Bieshu died at 76
Moldovan well-known opera singer Maria Bieshu, 76, died today after an incurable disease.She has been hospitalized two weeks ago.
In 1967 the singer won one of the most famous opera contests in the world becoming the best Cio-Cio-San. She sang on the grandest stages of the world, playing more than 30 roles.
She has been given an offer to be a vocalist at “Bolshoi Theatre” in Moscow and “Metropolitan Opera” in New York, but she kindly rejected the offer, saying she does not want to leave her country.
Maria Biesu gave up her personal life for her career. She did not have children.
Boris Focsa, the Moldovan Minister of Culture said the Opera Theatre from Chisinau could be renamed Maria Bieshu.
Before she died, Ms. Bieshu left a letter addressed to the people of Moldova who loved her. At the end of the letter she wrote: “I want our country to flourish, to bring great-heartedness and light to its people. Do whatever you can to achieve that. With love, yours truthfully, Maria Bieshu.”