Galina Vishnevskaya (Soprano)
Born: 25th October 1926, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 11th December 2012, Moscow, Russia
Galina Pavlovna Vishnevskaya was a Russian soprano opera singer and recitalist who was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1966. She was the wife of cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, and mother to their two daughters, Olga and Elena Rostropovich.