Maria Guleghina has canceled her upcoming performance in Moscow due to the War in Ukraine.
The Soprano took to social media and said, “It is very painful, but I will not be able to sing a concert, even for my dearest and most beloved audience, which I served with all my heart and soul – while there is a war in my homeland – Ukraine. Yesterday they bombed my birthplace Odessa. The voice is the human soul, it hurts and it is impossible to sing with such pain in the heart.”
The soprano also posted a picture with the phrase “Stop the War.”
The soprano first took to social media to speak out against the war on Feb. 27 with a video of her mother singing two Ukrainian songs and a hashtag saying no war.
For the past years, Guleghina has performed mainly in Russia at the Mariinsky Theatre and the Bolshoi Theatre. She is a Goodwill Ambassador to Unicef and was recently bestowed the title of “People’s Artist” of North Ossetia and Alania.