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16/02/1813, Gorodische, Kiev region, Russian Empire - 17/04/1873, Moscow, Russian Empire

Ukrainian and Russian opera and concert singer (baritone), composer, dramatic artist, playwright. He studied at the Kyiv Theological Seminary, and from childhood he sang in the choir of the Kyiv Metropolitan. In 1838, as a result of selection to the Court Singing Chapel, M.I. was taken out. Glinka to St. Petersburg, where, under his leadership, he prepared to become an opera singer. On the advice of a mentor, he went to Italy and studied with P. Romani. In 1842-1864 he was a member of the Russian opera troupe in St. Petersburg, periodically performing in Italian opera and dramatic performances. In 1864-1865 he was a soloist at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. He had an exceptionally strong and beautiful voice, as well as great dramatic talent. S. Gulak-Artemovsky's repertoire included 51 opera roles, including: Masetto in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Antonio and Lord Henry Ashton in Linda di Chamounix and Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor and others. Since 1851 he has been writing music. In 1863, his opera “Cossack beyond the Danube” was staged on the stage of the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg to his own libretto, in which the role of Karas was performed by the author himself. He has written vaudeville, symphonic works, romances and songs. Author of the statistical and geographical table of cities of the Russian Empire (1854) and the project of the St. Petersburg water supply system (1858). 

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