During Soviettimes, Georg Ots was one of Estonia’s trademark symbols, a singerso famous that the authorities named a ship after him. Recently afilm has been made telling the story of the renowned singer and thepolitical intrigues that complicated his life.Otswas born in Petrograd (now St. Petersburg) in 1920, the son of arenowned tenor. Before studying singing with the Estonian baritoneAleksander Arder in Yaroslavl, Ots was a young Navy Officer who hadescaped a sinking ship and was taken prisoner in Russia. He wasreleased a year later, and on his return home he auditio...
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