Maria Guleghina Cancels Moscow Concert

By Francisco Salazar

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.