Hnatiuk, Dmytro [Гнатюк, Дмитро; Hnatjuk], b 28 March 1925 in Starosillia (now Mamaivtsi), Kitsman county, Bukovyna d 29 April 2016 in Kyiv. Concert and opera singer (baritone). In 1951 he graduated from the Kyiv Conservatory and worked, between 1951 and 1988, as a soloist of the Kyiv Theater of Opera and Ballet. He was also a director (between 1979 amd 1980) and the artistic director (between 1980 and 1988) of the Kyiv Theater of Opera and Ballet. He taught at the Kyiv Conservatory between 1983 and 1993. His repertoire included about 30 operatic roles, ranging from Ostap in Taras Bulba and Mykola in Natalka Poltavka, both by Mykola Lysenko, and Martyn in Heorhii Maiboroda’s Mylana, to the title roles in Peter Tchaikovsky’s Mazepa and Eugen Onegin, Aleksandr Borodin’s Prince Igor, Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto, as well as Valentin in Charles Gounod’s Faust, Figaro in Gioachino Rossini’s Barber of Seville, and Papageno in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Hnatiuk has toured Australia, Africa, the United States, Canada, Japan, and other countries. In recital he often performed Ukrainian folk songs. He was awarded the Shevchenko Prize in 1977.
[This article was updated in 2017.]
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