Last farewell to Ofelya Hambardzumyan

President Serzh Sargsyan and Mrs. Rita Sargsyan, Ofelya Hambardzymyan’s family and friends and a number of her admirers bid last farewell to the beloved singer.

Renowned Armenian singer, RA People’s Artist Ofelya Hambardzumyan passed away on June 13 aged 91.

She had been the soloist of the Aram Merangulyan Folk Instruments Ensemble of Public Radio of Armenia since 1944.

Her repertoire includes classical Armenian music and folk songs. She is especially recognized for her interpretations of Sayat-Nova’s songs. She has also performed the music of Fahrad, Jivani, Sheram.

In 1959 Ofelya Hambardzumyan was awarded the People’s Artist of the USSR. In 2011 she was awarded the Mesrop Mashtots Medal.

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