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.
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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