Miroshnychenko, Yevheniia

Image - Yevheniia Miroshnychenko in Gaetano Donizetti's opera Lucia di Lammermoor.

Miroshnychenko, Yevheniia [Мірошниченко, Євгенія; Mirošnyčenko, Jevhenija], b 12 June 1931 in Radianske (now Hrafske), Vovchansk raion, Kharkiv okruha, d 27 April 2009 in Kyiv. Opera singer (lyric-coloratura soprano). She completed her studies at the Kyiv Conservatory (1957, pupil of Mariia Donets-Tesseir), and then, between 1957 and 1997, performed as a soloist with the Kyiv Theater of Opera and Ballet. Her major roles were Violetta in Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, Rosina in Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Venus in Mykola Lysenko’s Aeneas, Martha in Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride, Iolan in Heorhii Maiboroda’s Mylana, and the title role in Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. She received an award at the International Vocal Competition in Toulouse, France (1958), and studied at Milan’s La Scala. She performed as a concert soloist in the Soviet Union, Ukraine, and abroad, in Poland, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, France, Canada, and Japan. She recorded operatic arias, Ukrainian classical compositions, and folk songs on LPs and in films. She was awarded the Shevchenko Prize in 1972.

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