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Valentin Gaft, film and theatre actor, People’s Artist of Russia

Valentin Gaft, film and theatre actor, People’s Artist of Russia

One can talk a lot about Joseph. I will never forget a concert I watched on TV where Joseph Kobzon sang with the Moscow Academic Chamber Orchestra conducted by V.N. Minin. It was clear, immediately, that Joseph was not a mere singer but an actor with a huge voice and a substance that surprised me. It occurred to me that there was a lack of such singers in the opera. He stunned me. I wanted to call him and tell him that it was sublime!

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