People walk past flowers lying at a portrait of opera singer Galina Vishnevskaya just outside the opera singing center founded by the soprano in Moscow, on December 13, 2012. Vishnevskaya, the widow of legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich who is known for her iconic interpretations of great opera roles, died at 86. AFP PHOTO / ANDREY SMIRNOV
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Soviet-born American cellist Mstislav Leopol'dovic Rostropovic smiling with his wife, Soviet soprano Galina Pavlovna Visnevskaja. 1980s.
The Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich posing with his wife, the soprano Galina Vishnevskaya. Florence, July 1980
Russian soprano opera singer Galina Vishnevskaya (1926-2012) posed in London on 5th March 1985.
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Russian soprano opera singer Galina Vishnevskaya (1926 - 2012) during rehearsals for her title role of 'Aida' at the Royal Opera House, London, 9th May 1962.
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Galina Vishnevskaya of Kazakhstan shoots in the Women's 7.5km Pursuit Biathlon during the Winter Youth Olympic Games on January 16, 2012 in Seefeld, Austria.
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Russian operatic soprano Galina Vishnevskaya with her husband, cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich (1927 - 2007), circa 1965.