Homeless Lady Singing Opera In Viral Video Might Have Sealed A Record Deal
By Thanussha Priyah, 05 Oct 2019
Image via LAPDHQ
A video of a homeless lady performing Puccini’s O mio babbino caro in Los Angeles’ subway went viral, which has led her to reportedly clinch a record deal.
The video was posted by LAPD HQ last week with the caption,“4 million people call LA home. 4 million stories. 4 million voices... sometimes you just have to stop and listen to one, to hear something beautiful.”
The lady has been identified as 52-year-old Emily Zamourka, who moved from Russia to US around 20 years ago.
Zamourka has been a classically trained musician who ended up homeless as she could not afford the medical bills that piled up when she fell ill.
She plays violin on the streets to earn money to get by but her violin has been stolen and destroyed recently.
Her performance in the viral video won the hearts of many as internet users started creating GoFundMe campaigns to raise money for her to find housing and even replace the violin she lost. The Los Angeles City Council has also backed up these pages.
One of the GoFundMe campaign has also collected around US$59,000 for LA’s Downtown Women’s Centre to help Zamourka get housing, if she “wants their assistance”.
However, her talent has not gone to waste as TMZ reports that she has been offered a recording contract by a Grammy-nominated music producer Joel Diamond.
Her story has touched millions of people on the internet as social media users pen heartfelt comments to Zamourka as they hope the best for the now nicknamed, ‘subway soprano.’
4 million people call LA home. 4 million stories. 4 million voices...sometimes you just have to stop and listen to one, to hear something beautiful. pic.twitter.com/VzlmA0c6jX— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) September 27, 2019
This is no fake, I know her, she is a great person, very kind!— rob (@rooob) September 27, 2019
She's from Glendale. She loves animals and sings Like a Bird. She is multi-talented and very friendly and kind . Her name is Emily.— Beth Bennett (@bethben16834726) September 28, 2019
I love this so much. Let’s find out how we can help ✌️— melissa (@melissalvla) September 28, 2019
She's far more talented than the majority of Hollywood and she's homeless. I pray this is her deliverance. Raw talent! 💕— Brenda Johnson (@brandons_hope) September 28, 2019
[via Independent, images via LAPD HQ]
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