Viktor Petrovych Boryshchenko

4 February 1914 Kharkiv – 14 July 1996 Kiev

Boryshchenko as Prince in Dargomyzhskij's Rusalka

Viktor Boryshchenko singsMajskaja noch: Gej! Khloptsy!, in Ukrainian

Viktor Boryshchenko singsZaporozhets za Dunajem: Blazhennyj den, blazhennyj chas
Born into a blue collar family, he was first a locksmith. He studied voice at the evening school of railway engineers.

In 1933, he became a soloist at the Kharkiv opera theater, and in 1935, at the Kiev opera theater, where he spent the rest of his career. From 1962, he was an assistant stage director at the same theater.

Important roles: Bohun (Bohdan Khmelnytskyj by Dankevych; he sang the role also in the first complete LP recording of that opera), Petro (Natalka Poltavka), Andrij (Taras Bulba), Gvidon, Faust, Jenik, Pierre Bezukhov.


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