Solovyanenko Anatoly Borisovych

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August 8, 2022

|singing voice Solovyanenko Anatoly Borisovych (September 25, 1932, Stalino, Ukraine - July 29, 1999, Kozyn, Ukraine) is a world-famous Ukrainian singer (lyric-dramatic tenor) and public figure, Hero of Ukraine (2008, posthumously), People's Artist of the USSR.

Biography

Anatoly Solovyanenko was born in the city of Stalino (now Donetsk) in a miner's family. After graduating from high school, he entered the Donetsk Polytechnic Institute, where he completed postgraduate studies and worked as a teacher at the engineering geometry department. All these years, he improved his vocal art as an Honored Artist of the Ukrainian SSR, outstanding singer-tenor Oleksandr Korobeichenko, and participated in amateur concerts. In 1962, he was invited to the Kyiv Opera and Ballet Theater, underwent an internship at the La Scala Theater (Milan), where he became a laureate of the "Naples Against All" competition. Since 1965, he has been a soloist of the Kyiv Opera. In 1967, he was awarded the title of Honored Artist of the Ukrainian SSR, in 1975 - People's Artist of the USSR. Solovyanenko's repertoire includes 17 opera parts, many arias, romances, and folk songs. The geography of the singer's tours is wide: Bulgaria, Romania, GDR, Japan, Australia, Canada, among many others. For several seasons, he sang at the New York Metropolitan Opera, where he performed parts in the operas of R. Strauss, G. Verdi, and P. Mascagna. Ukrainian folk songs performed by him became a model of skill for all subsequent singers. In 1980, Solovyanenko became a laureate of the Lenin Prize, and he transferred the monetary reward for it to the Peace Fund. In 1997, he received the award named after T. G. Shevchenko. Among the best parts: Andriy ("Zaporozhets za Danube" by S. Gulak-Artemovsky), Faust (in Charles Gounod's opera of the same name), Alfred ("La Traviata" by G. Verdi), Nadir ("Pearl Seekers" by J. Bizet), Rudolph ( "Bohemia" by J. Puccini) and others. World connoisseurs of opera singing recognized that Solovyanenko's performance of the duke's part in G. Verdi's Rigoletto was the best - the pinnacle of skill. Fluent in Italian. Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti believed that Solovyanenko's skill was not inferior to their own. The life of Anatoly Solovyanenko, a truly popular singer beloved by the people, was full of continuous and intense work on improving his