Ehduard Ivanovich Pelagejchenko

born 2 January 1940 Luhansk (then called Voroshilovgrad)

First, he studied foundry engineering at the Altai Polytechnic Institute in Barnaul in southern Siberia, graduating in in 1964.

He then studied voice at the conservatory in (relatively) nearby Novosibirsk with A. Zhukov and Veniamin Arkanov, graduating in 1972. The same year, he got a soloist contract in Perm, where he stayed until 1985.

From 1985 to 2006, he was a leading tenor at the Opera and Ballet Theater in Minsk (his family seems to have been Belarussian). He was also a voice teacher at the Belarussian State Academy of Music.

His repertory included Almaviva, Alfredo, Riccardo, Turiddu, Cavaradossi, Vodemon, José Pinkerton, Lykov, Lenskij, Don Carlo, Prince, Vladimir Igorevich, Simpleton, Shujskij, German, Faust, Radames. As a concert singer, he recorded all 103 Chajkovskij romances for the radio.

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Ehduard Pelagejchenko singsFaust: Salut, demeure, in Russian

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