Viktor Iosifovich Guryev

August 16 (29), 1914 Riga – October 14, 1985 Tallinn

Picture of Viktor Iosifovich Guryev
Apparently, his real name was Sasha. 1940–41, Guryev studied at the Tallinn conservatory with Tiit Kuuzik.

1945–50, Guryev sang in the male choir of the Estonian SSR, while engaging in choral conducting at the Tallinn music school and later at the Tallinn conservatory.

1950 to 1968, Guryev was soloist at the Opera and Ballet Theatre of Estonia. His repertory there included: Simpleton, Grigorij, Lenskij, German, Paolo, Alfredo, Sinodal, Cavaradossi, José, Oleg Koshevoj (Molodaja gvardija), Randla (Kauged rannad by Villem Reimann), Mikola (Ukradene shchastja by Mejtus), Riccardo, Hoffmann, Eisenstein, Mozart, Vladimir Igorevich.

Estonian Opera, Tallinn

Simultaneously, Guryev sang Soviet songs, including duets with Georg Ots. Guryev was awarded the first prize at the national competition for singers of Soviet songs in 1956.

Starting in 1956, Guryev taught singing at the Tallinn conservatory and was its rector from 1970 to 1982.
Reference 1
Reference 2
Reference 3

Viktor Guryev sings Ljublju tebja, moj kraj rodnoj (Podehlskij), with Georg Ots
I wish to thank Robert Schlesinger for the recording.

Go Home