Bella Darbinian

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Bella Darbinian was a famous singer.

She graduated from the R. Melikian College, Komitas Conservatory and courses of a studio attached to the Moscow Bolshoy Theater. In 1966, Darbinian entered as soloist theSymphonic Orchestra of the TV and Radio State Committee of Armenia where she worked for about 30 years.

Darbinian was the idol of lovers of the art of singing in 60-70s.

It is not accidental that many famous composers, Arno Babajanian, Alexander Achemian, Konstantin Orbelian, Aleksey Hekimian and others, assigned to her first performances of their songs.

According to composer Martin Vardazarian, Darbinian could express herself perfectly in all genres: "She was one of singers the specific timbre of whose voice and whose mastery captivate everybody. Darbinian was one of those artists who symbolize a whole epoch with their life and works."

According to singer Raisa Mkrtchian, Armenian national, popular songs, Russian romances in B.Darbinian's performance were different from others' performances owing to her wonderful voice and specific performance.

For her achievements Darbinian was honored Movses Khorenatsi medalist and the USSR People's Artist. Darbinian died in 2005, her funeral was held at the Yerevan City Pantheon.

Sources

  • BELLA DARBINIAN SYMBOLIZES WHOLE EPOCH BY HER LIFE AND WORK, NOYAN TAPAN. NOYAN TAPAN, YEREVAN, August 25