The Russian homeless amazingly sang an opera aria in the Los Angeles subway: who she is. VIDEO
A Los Angeles policeman captured a homeless woman at a subway station. She performed the aria “O mio babbino caro” from the opera “Gianni Schicchi” by Giacomo Puccini. The woman turned out to be a Russian woman.
“4 million people call Los Angeles their home.” 4 million stories. Sometimes you need to stop to hear something beautiful, ”they wrote on the official page of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Local residents told the KTLA news organization that the woman’s name is Emily (presumably Emilia) and that she is from Russia, writes Voice of America.
4 million people call LA home. 4 million stories. 4 million voices ... sometimes you just have to stop and listen to one, to hear something beautiful. pic.twitter.com/VzlmA0c6jX
- LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) September 27, 2019
Journalists tracked down the singer and learned about her fate. According to ABC7, the mysterious woman, captivating the entire Internet with her amazing soprano, turned out to be a Russian singer - she is 52 years old and her name is Emily Zamurka.
“Do you know why I do this in the subway? Because it sounds so great here, ”she said.
Zamurka came to the USA from Russia at the age of 24 years. As a professional violinist and pianist, she taught music. Emily worked on several jobs to make ends meet. She even played the violin on the street, but three years ago her expensive instrument was stolen when Emily performed in downtown Los Angeles.
“It was then that I became homeless. I could not pay my bills and could no longer pay the rent, ”she said.
Shortly afterwards, Zamurka was kicked out of rented housing. And then Emily began to sing.
“I'm sleeping on a cardboard right now in the parking lot,” she said. “I sleep where I can sleep ... There are people who pity me, but I don’t want anyone to be a burden.”
#update Tonight hear from the subway soprano captured on camera in a #viralvideo by an #LAPD officer.
Her story, her song and her struggle at 11pm @ABC7 #subwaysinger #thatvoice pic.twitter.com/EHhklIEgTt
- Leanne Suter (@abc7leanne) September 30, 2019
Although she did not learn the classical skills of opera singing, Emily said that she sings for the sake of her love of music.
Zamurka dreams that one day she will be able to make music again.
The woman admitted that she was stunned to learn about her popularity on social networks, and hopes that this can be the key to changing her life.
“I am so grateful to everyone who will try to help me get out of the streets and take my place in life, get my own tool,” she said.
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