Rozumovsky's Theater

Rozumovsky's Theater. A serf theater troupe established in Hlukhiv in 1751 at the court of Hetman Kyrylo Rozumovsky. In its repertoire were operas, ballets, and comedies, such as Iziums’kyi iarmarok (The Fair in Izium, author unknown). Guest soloists from Italy and France were invited to participate in its productions. It also had a 40-member choir, directed by Andrii Rachynsky.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]

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