An officer from the Los Angeles Police Department who was stunned by her singing uploaded this video.
A homeless woman from Los Angeles is being praised for her jaw-dropping vocal skills after a video of her singing opera in the subway station went viral. A police officer was taken aback after hearing the incredible rendition of Puccini Aria sung by this 52-year-old woman at the Wilshire and Normandie Purple Line station in Koreatown, reports Good News Network. Capturing the magical performance on camera, the officer from the Los Angeles Police Department was quick to upload it on the police department’s Twitter page.
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) 27 September 2019
Uploading this video he wrote: 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. In the video, the woman can be seen dragging a trolly along with a few bags that contained her entire belongings. Once the clip went viral, people everyone wanted to know who exactly this mystery woman was. According to a report by NBC, the homeless woman was identified as Emily Zamourka, who was brought up in Russia. Blessed with a beautiful voice, Zamourka always dreamed about being a singer and so she came to the United States at the age of 24 reports ABC7.
#update Tonight hear from the subway soprano captured on camera in a #viralvideo by an #LAPD officer.— Leanne Suter (@abc7leanne) 30 September 2019
Her story, her song and her struggle at 11pm @ABC7 #subwaysinger #thatvoice pic.twitter.com/EHhklIEgTt
However, due to some unfortunate events, she ended up being homeless and singing in the subway. "You know why I do it in the subway? asked Zamourka according to NBC. "Because it sounds so great." Previously, the 52-year-old used to entertain people by playing her $10,000 violin which was stolen three years ago while she was performing in downtown Los Angeles. "It was my income," she said of the instrument. "It was my everything to me." According to reports, she juggled several jobs in order to make ends meet but after suffering from serious health issues and subsequently losing her violin, ended her up on the streets. "That's when I became homeless. When I could not actually pay any of my bills and could not pay any more of my rent," she said.
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) 28 September 2019
As a trained violinist and pianist, Zamourka though she had nothing left. But there was still something that no one could have taken away from Zamourka, her melodious voice. Although she's not classically trained she began singing for the love she has for music. "I am sleeping actually on the cardboard right now, in the parking lot," said she. "I am sleeping where I can sleep... I have people that feel sorry for me, but I don't want to be a burden to anybody." Unaware of the popularity she amassed, a stunned Zamourka said, "I will be so grateful to anyone who is trying to help me to get off the streets, and to have my own place, to have my instrument."
I’ve seen her for years on the Metro. I heard her once singing “Ave Maria” and thought it was a radio at first. Everyone has a story...this woman does too. I don’t know why she’s been homeless all these years, but she’s a human being...that’s all that matters— Kara Miller (@Kara37078289) 28 September 2019
Luckily for the lady, someone is looking out for her. Michael Trujillo, a resident of Los Angeles has set up a GoFundMe account for the musician after learning about her ill fate. He' snow working with local reporters to raise money that could help get Zamourka off the streets. According to a report by Good News Network, Trujillo said that the Downtown Women’s Center is currently working on getting the homeless woman into temporary housing.
I had notice this lady several times while riding Los Angeles Metro train and seeing her feeding birds on the streets. Never in a million years I would had imaging she has such beautiful voice...— Graciela (@Cielciti) 28 September 2019