IVAN  KOZLOVSKY   1900-1993

  Kozlovsky Ivan Semenovich - soviet ukrainian and russian opera and chamber singer (tenor), Director of the Opera. People's artist of the USSR, Hero of Socialist Labor Winner of two Stalin prizes of the first degree.

 Singer, amazing voice owns, for the generation, a national treasure. He graduated from the vocal Department Of the music and drama Institute in Kiev. During his service in the red Army participated in performances of Poltava mobile music and drama theater.

  In 1926 he was invited to the Bolshoi theatre (Moscow). He made his debut in the role of Alfred ("La Traviata" J. Verdi), from the first years of service in the theater, performing the main tenor roles, gained popularity and a lot of admirers. In total, Kozlovsky performed about 50 roles at the Bolshoi theatre, each of which left a noticeable mark in the musical domestic art. He founded the state Opera ensemble of the USSR with the support of V. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko. During his life he performed many Opera roles. To the most successful parties, experts and fans include: the role of the Fool, Lensky, king Berendey in the "snow maiden" N. Rimsky-Korsakov, Wagner Lohengrin, Duke in Rigoletto, Alfred in La Traviata, count Almaviva in the Barber of Seville.

Photo. I. Kozlovsky sings in the house-Museum of P. Tchaikovsky in Klin. 1948

Photo. I. Kozlovsky, and

V. Tumanova. 1958

Photo. I. Kozlovsky

in the role of Lensky in the Opera

"Eugene Onegin"

Photo. I. Kozlovsky in the party Vladimir Dubrovsky in the Opera by E. Napravnik "Dubrovsky" on the Left - Director

T. Sharashidze. 1949