Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Dedik

Alexander Aleksandrovich Dedik was born in 1945.

In 1970, Dedik finished the Novosibirsk conservatory where he studied with O. N. Blagovidova, V. P. Arkanov, I. V. Popichenko, and M. A. Zjuvanov.

Dedik was a soloist at the opera houses in Novosibirsk (1969–71), Cheljabinsk (1971–74), Minsk (1974–79), and Leningrad, where he joined the Kirov in 1979. He also was a guest at the Bolshoj.

Minsk OperaKirov Theater

Dedik got a second prize at the All-Union Glinka Vocal Competition in 1971 and won a 4th prize at the International Chajkovskij Competition in 1974.

His repertory included: German, Vodemon, Pinkerton, Manrico, Don Carlo, Lohengrin, Otello, Radames, Calaf, des Grieux (Manon Lescaut), Lenskij, Hoffmann... in total about 40 or 50 roles.

Dedik sang in the USA (Met 1993, in Boris Godunov), Spain (Liceo, 1981), Poland (Wielki), France (Lyon), Italy, Israel, Germany, Scandinavia, England, Brazil, China, Japan, Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria.

Dedik also sang Otello in Yugoslavia (1985), Prague (1987) and Bydgoszcz (1989). In 1992, Dedik sang Vojna i mir/War and peace in Hamburg (Staatsoper).

Dedik had an extensive concert repertoire: Schubert, Chajkovskij, Rakhmaninov, Brahms, Respighi, Shostakovich, Kapp etc, songs by Soviet composers, and wartime songs. He had also a teaching career.

Dedik used to perform, in concert, together with his wife, Tatyana Dedik, who had already accompanied him on the piano when he won his prizes at the Chajkovskij and Glinka competitions. They performed concerts together in more than 20 countries, e. g. in the USA, throughout Europe, Israel, China, Egypt, Peru and Scandinavia. His daughter Anastasia would also accompany him.

Anastasia Dedik

Reference for the biography

I wish to thank Vladimir Efimenko for his help preparing this page.
Aleksandr Dedik singsOtello: Niun mi tema
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Aleksandr Dedik singsPikovaja dama: Prosti, nebesnoe sozdanye (Forgive me, bright celestial vision)
In RA format

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