Russian homeless, who sang in the Los Angeles subway, raised more than $ 46 thousand
A homeless Russian woman singing in the Los Angeles subway has raised over 46 thousand dollars at GoFundMe. Writes about it Lenta.Ru.
On Friday morning, 27 of September, a video appeared on the official account of the Los Angeles Police Department on Twitter in which a woman performs an aria from the opera of Italian composer Puccini in the lobby of a local metro station. In a few days, the video gained over 900 thousand views.
The woman was sought after by journalists; she turned out to be an 52-year-old native of Russia named Emily Zamurka, who moved to the United States about 30 years ago. The woman said that she learned to sing, imitating the opera singers whom she saw in Russian television programs. She studied at the music school in the class of violin and piano.
First, Zamurka lived in Missouri, where she worked in restaurants and nursing homes, and then moved to the city of Vancouver (Washington), where she gave piano lessons in one of the churches. But because of problems with the pancreas, the woman had to go to a hospital in Los Angeles.
After that, she returned to music lessons. But there was not enough money, so she began to play the violin in the streets. Once she was attacked and broke a tool. Zamurka could not pay the bills, and the owner of the apartment in which she lived asked her to move out. Since then, a woman lives on the street on state social benefits - 400 dollars a month.
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
After the viral video was published, the spokeswoman of one of the city council’s members, Branimir Kvartuk, contacted the Russian woman and offered her a job. Already on Saturday, October 5, she will sing at the opening of the Little Italy quarter in Los Angeles.
“She was very excited,” said Kvartuk. “We will treat her like a star.”
Los Angeles police are already working to ensure that Zamurka gets a permanent job and housing. Charity fund GoFundMe has already collected more than 46 thousand dollars to help a woman.
“I never stopped dreaming. I hope this time my dreams come true, ”Zamurka admitted.
As ForumDaily wrote earlier:
- A Los Angeles policeman captured a homeless woman at a subway station. She performed an aria O mio babbino caro from the opera “Gianni Schicchi” by Giacomo Puccini.
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