Sherehii, Yevhen

Sherehii, Yevhen [Шерегій, Євген; Šerehjij, Jevhen], b 6 January 1910 in Dusyna, Bereg komitat, Transcarpathia, d 1 October 1985 in Uzhhorod. Composer. Together with his brother, Yurii Sherehii, he co-founded the Nova Stsena theater in Khust in 1934. He was director of the Transcarpathian Ukrainian Music and Drama Theater in Uzhhorod in 1946–64. He wrote the music to Vasyl Grendzha-Donsky’s opera When the Orchards Are Blooming (1937) and composed the operettas Tango for Oneself (1936) and Children of the 20th Century (1937, both librettos by Yurii Sherehii), as well as music for dramatic works, such as Oleksander Oles’s On the Banks of the Dnipro (1938), Taras Shevchenko’s Haidamakas (1939), and H. Kupchenko’s The Quiet Ukrainian Night.

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

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