Renata Babak

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Renata Babak
Born Бабак Рената Володимирівна
4 February 1934
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Died 31 December 2003(2003-12-31) (aged 69)
Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S
Occupation mezzo-soprano singer

Renata Babak (February 4, 1934 in Kharkiv, Ukraine - December 31, 2003 in Silver Spring, Maryland)[1] was a Ukrainian mezzo-soprano who defected to America from the Bolshoi Opera in 1973.[2]

Babak died in December 2003 from pancreatic cancer at her home in Silver Spring, Maryland.


  1. ^ "Renata Babak, 69; Bolshoi Opera Star Defected to U.S.". Los Angeles Times. 2004-01-05. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  2. ^ "Soviet Opera Singer is Defector" Galveston Daily News (June 18, 1975): 9. via Newspapers.comopen access publication – free to read

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