Georgij Jakovlevich Andrjushchenko

19 November 1933 – 12 January 2011
Georgij Jakovlevich Andrjushchenko was born on the 19th of November 1933 in the village of Aravan, Kyrgyz Soviet Socialistic Republic. Starting in 1958, he was a soloist of the Red Army Ensemble.

In 1964, he graduated from the Gnesin Musical Pedagogical Institute (class of E. V. Ivanov). From 1963 to 1979, soloist of the Bolshoj Theater, where he had his debut as Grigorij in Boris Godunov. The second time he performed that role, his partner happened to be another young and, at that time, completely unknown singer of the Bolshoj – Elena Obraztsova. They started singing together. Other than Boris Godunov, they appeared many times in the opera Semjon Kotko by Prokofyev. An epic staging of this opera was organized in 1970 for Lenin's 100th birthday. Andrjushchenko became the impersonation of that role, and sang it time after time for years.

Further roles: Andrej Khovanskij (Khovanshchina, Mussorgskij), Mikhajlo Tucha (Pskovitjanka, Rimskij-Korsakov), Aleksej (Optimisticheskaja tragedija/Optimistic tragedy, A. Kholminov), German (Pikovaja dama, Chaikovskij), Radames (Aida, Verdi), Don José (Carmen, Bizet), Masalsky (Oktjabr/October, Muradeli), Marquis (Igrok/The gambler, Prokofiev). 1974 to 1976, he was the head of the Bolshoj training program for young soloists.

Starting from 1979, Andrjushchenko was the director of the Moscow ensemble "Ballet on Ice", and from 1981, he was the head of the agency for the preparation of circus programs and festivals. 1988–1990, he was general director of the "Sojuzgostsirk" organization of circus stagings. Acclaimed artist of the Russian Soviet Federative Republic (1960). People's artist of the Russian Soviet Federative Republic (1973). Died on the 12th of January, 2011 in Moscow.

Georgij Andrjushchenko sings Trojka (Bulakhov)
In RA format
Many thanks to Igor Milner for the biography.

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