Georg

  • 2007-11-30
During Soviet times, Georg Ots was one of Estonia’s trademark symbols, a singer so famous that the authorities named a ship after him. Recently a film has been made telling the story of the renowned singer and the political intrigues that complicated his life. Ots was born in Petrograd (now St. Petersburg) in 1920, the son of a renowned tenor. Before studying singing with the Estonian baritone Aleksander Arder in Yaroslavl, Ots was a young Navy Officer who had escaped a sinking ship and was taken prisoner in Russia. He was released a year later, and on his return home he auditio...
 
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