Mechyslav Mechyslavovych Shchavynskyj

born 8 (21) August 1915

Shchavynskyj in the 1970 film "Uragan"

He studied medicine in Vinnytsja (Ukraine), and graduated in 1945. Already during his studies, he sang in amateur troupes, and in 1940 even as a soloist at the Vinnytsja opera theater, where he sang again in 1946/47. From 1947 onwards, he was a member of the Stanislavskij and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theater in Moscow. Last operatic notices about him are from the late 1960s. He also appeared in films. About his death, nothing is known.

His repertory included: Alfredo, Andrij (Natalka Poltavka), Levko, Almaviva, Faust, Lenskij, Pierre Bezukhov, Andrej (Semya Tarasa by Kabalevskij), Lenka & Antonov ("V burju" by Khrennikov).

Source for the biographical information and the picture.

Mechyslav Shchavynskyj singsDie Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Morgenlich leuchtend, in Russian

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