Solovianenko, Anatolii [Солов’яненко, Анатолій; Solov’janenko, Anatolij], b 25 September 1932 in Staline (now Donetsk), d 29 July 1999 in Kozyn, Kyiv oblast. Opera singer (lyric-dramatic tenor). A graduate of the Donetsk Polytechnical Institute (1954), he studied singing under O. Korobeichenko (1952–62), obtained a scholarship to Milan’s La Scala, and completed study at the Kyiv Conservatory (1978). From 1965 on he was a soloist of the Kyiv Theater of Opera and Ballet. His operatic roles include Andrii in Semen Hulak-Artemovsky’s Zaporozhian Cossack beyond the Danube, Petro in Mykola Lysenko’s Natalka from Poltava, Lensky in Peter Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Edgar in Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Alfredo in Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, and Rodolfo in Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème. He has concertized abroad, including with the New York Metropolitan Opera (1977–8). In recital he often performed Ukrainian art songs and folk songs. He was awarded the Shevchenko Prize in 1997.
[This article was updated in 2017.]