Russian Opera Diva Elena Obraztsova Dies At 75

January 12, 2015 9:43 PM

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The opera singer Maria Jeritza as Bruennhilde in the opera 'The Valkyrie' by Richard Wagner. Vienna. Photograph. 1930. . (Photo by Archiv Setzer-Tschiedel/Imagno/Getty Images)

American soprano Leontyne Price, right, and Italian mezzo-soprano Giulietta Simionato appear on stage at La Scala Opera House in Milan, May 20, 1960, where they star in Verdi's "Aida" with Ms. Price playing the title role. She is the first black singer to appear in a major role at La Scala. (AP Phot...

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