His start into the artistic world was pretty unusual for someone who eventually became an opera singer: he studied at
the Kiev Studio for Circus and Vaudeville, graduating in 1967. The next three years were spent with a touring concert organization
(I suppose as a vaudevillian, not sure though), before he enrolled in the Kiev conservatory and studied classical singing until
From 1975 to 1979, he was a soloist at the Kiev Opera and Ballet Theater. In 1979, he went to Voronezh, where he was to stay for
the rest of his life, singing at the opera theater, and from 1995 onwards, teaching voice. He toured Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary,
Czechoslovakia, the UK, Greece and Cyprus.
His operatic repertory included Lenskij, German, Lykov, Berendej, Duca, Don Carlo, Alfredo, Riccardo, Faust, José or
Cavaradosssi. In his concerts, he sang Italian songs and Soviet war songs, primarily.