Zakrzhevsky, Yuliian

Zakrzhevsky, Yuliian [Закржевський, Юліян; Zakrževs’kyj, Julijan; Закревський; Zakrevsky], b 29 September 1852 in Kosiv, Galicia, d 8 May 1915 in Kazan, Russia. Opera singer (tenor). He studied music in Lviv and Italy. He sang as a soloist with the Italian Opera in Kyiv (1878–82) and with the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow (1882–4). He also sang in Prague, Vienna, Cracow, Kazan, Kharkiv (1893–5), and Perm. His repertoire included Hermann in Peter Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades, Jontek in Stanisław Moniuszko’s Halka, and Rademes in Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida. He was active in the Torban music society in Lviv. In his concerts he popularized Ukrainian folk songs.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]

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