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TATISHVILI Tsisana Bezhanovna 
Georgian singer (soprano)

Date of birth: 30 Dec. 1939

Place of birth: Tbilisi

Date of death: 23 Sept. 2017

Family: married Giorgi Totibadze

Education: V. Sarandzhishvili Conservatoire, Tbilisi

Career: joined Tbilisi (now Georgian) State Opera as soloist 1963; has toured Germany, Poland, former Czechoslovakia and other countries; Professor V. Saradjishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire 1985; vocal consultant at Georgian State Opera 1999; member Artistic Council 2001; Fellow, Georgian Acad. of Humanitarian Sciences

Honours and awards: Order of Nat. Merit of Georgia;People’s Artist of Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic 1973, Paliashvili Prize 1979, 1987, People’s Artist of USSR 1979, Presidential Order of Excellence (Georgia) 2012; Order of Honour

Operatic repertoire includes: Tchaikovsky: Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, Liza in Queen of Spades; Verdi: Leonora in Il Trovatore, Desdemona in Otello; Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni; Ortud in Wagner's Lohengrin; Santuzza in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana; Eteri in Paliashvilì’s Absalom and Eteri

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