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The famous tenor’s fifth wife dies, aged 95

Irina Maslennikova was one of most famous operatic sopranos in the former Soviet Union.

She was famous in her own right, and for being the fifth wife (of six) and stage partner of the rumbustious tenor, Sergei Lemeshev. He died in 1977.

Irina died in Moscow yesterday. Her funeral will leave from the Conservatoire, where she taught for 40 years. May she rest in peace.
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  1. for the record
    AFAIK she was the SECOND wife of Lemeshev and not the fifth !!!!
    Lemeshev was married three times !!!!

  2. wikipedia is the not always the most reliable source as far as facts are concerned. She was Lemeshev’s second wife and had a daughter with him.

  3. russian sources and the interview with her on youtube!

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