Ivan Dolgij


Born in the village of Torske, Donetsk region.

1931–1932, he studied voice at the Central School of Theatrical Arts in Moscow.

Started his singing career in 1933 as a soloist of the local choir of the Ukrainian city of Rykov (today Jenakijeve). From 1933 to 1953, he was a soloist of the Bolshoj Opera Theater. He appeared mostly in secondary roles; so as to name a few, he sang Berendej in "Snegurochka" (Rimskij-Korsakov), Indian Guest in "Sadko" (Rimskij-Korsakov) or Bajan in "Ruslan i Ljudmila" (Glinka). For several years, he was the substitute of Solomon Khromchenko.

He gave concerts, where he performed the vocal compositions of Ukrainian (Lysenko, Hulak-Artemovskyj) and Russian (Rakhmaninov, Varlamov, Chajkovskij, Guriljov) composers, and Ukrainian folk songs.

Ivan Dolgij singsOstrovok (Rakhmaninov)

Ivan Dolgij singsPodnjataja tselina: Ehkh, Lushenka

Igor Milner has provided the recordings, pictures and biography: thank you very much!

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