OPERA STAR LILI CHOOKASYAN DIES AT 91

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14:06 . 12/04

After a long-lasting illness, well- known American singer of Armenian
origin Lili Chookasyan died in Chicago at 91. She was once a star of
New York Metropolitan Opera.

She has sang in world known opera houses and has cooperated with
renowned orchestras. In 1960-1970s she was one of the leading contralto
singers. She has sung in Metropolitan Opera and New York City Opera.

In September, 1967 the singer performed Parandzem in Chukhajyan's
Arshak II Opera in Alexander Spendarian State Academy Opera and
Ballet Theatre.


From: Baghdasarian