On the morning of May 11, 2018, representatives from the Ukranian Embassy and the famous opera singer Victoria Loukianetz came to pray and lay a wreath at the tomb of the prominent opera singer Lydia Lipkowska. Ms. Lipkowska was of Ukranian origin. She passed away in 1958. Ms. Lipkowska had a long successful career as an opera singer. In Europe, she sang at “La Scala”, “Covent Garden”,
“Grand Opera” and “Opera Comique”. In the US she sang at the “Metropolitan Opera House”.
After finishing her singing career, Ms. Lipkowska taught singing in Paris and in Bucharest. From 1952 and onwards she worked as a professor at the Academie Libanaise Des Beaux-Arts (ALBA). When she passed away, she was laid to rest in our cemetery.
To commemorate the 60th year of her passing away, the embassy of Ukraine organized a concert at Saint Joseph Church. The concert featured the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra and Victoria Loukianetz.