A Ukrainian operatic tenor, People’s Artist of the Ukraine and USSR, and State Taras Shevchenko prize-winner. He was born into a mining family in Donetsk and graduated from Donetsk Polytechnic Institute in 1954. He also studied singing with Alexander Korobeichenko from 1950.
For 30 years, he was soloist at the Taras Shevchenko National Opera and Ballet Theatre in Kiev. During the 1977–78 season, Solovianenko performed as a soloist at the New York Metropolitan Opera. He recorded many LPs of arias, romances and songs.
Solovianenko began his career in Donetsk, where there is now a statue in his memory. Monument founded in honor of the outstanding opera singer in front of National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater. The initiator of the monument was A. Solovyanenko Fund “Golden Scythians”.
Featured Image: Anatoliy Solovianenko statue / Image: by Андрей Бутко
Websites: youtube.com/Anatoly Solovyanenko (not official)