Bachynska, Teofilia

Bachynska, Teofilia [Бачинська, Теофіля; Bačyns'ka, Teofilja; née Лютомська; Liutomska], b 1837 in Vilnius, Lithuania, d 17 January 1906 in Sambir, Galicia. Аctress and singer of heroic roles, wife of Omelian Bachynsky. In 1853–63 she worked in Russian, Ukrainian, and Polish troupes in Kyiv, Kamianets-Podilskyi, and Zhytomyr. From 1864 to 1867 she acted in the Ruska Besida Theater in Lviv and then (1868–75) in the Ukrainian-Polish troupes of her husband. Her main roles were Halia in Taras Shevchenko’s Nazar Stodolia, Olia in Ivan Hushalevych’s Pidhiriany, Marusia in an adaptation of Hryhorii Kvitka-Osnovianenko’s Marusia, and Prakseda in Józef Korzeniowski's Karpaccy górale (The Carpathian Mountaineers).

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]

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