Rena GALIBOVA, USSR Singer, Tadzhikistan Ayni Theater of Opera and Ballet, since 1941. Honoured Artist of Tadzhikistan Soviet Socialist Republic since 1939; Popular Artist of Tadzhikistan Soviet Socialist Republic since 1941. Order of Lenin; Badge of Honor.
Studied at Chemistry Faculty, Tashkent University.
1937 made debut on Tashkent Radio. 1938 moved to Stalinabad. 1941 participated in 1st Ten-Day Festival of Tadzhikistan Art, Moscow, and thereafter joined Stalinabad theater company.
Concert repertoire includes folksongs of USSR and satellite countries. June 1961 on tour in Rovno. Best roles: Tatyana in Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”.
Zukhra in Lensky’s “Takhir and Zukhra”. Carmen in Bizet’s “Carmen”. Oysha in Sayfitdinov’s “Pulat and Gulru”.