Dmytro Hnatyuk, Ukrainian baritone opera singer, Died at 91

  Music, Politician

Dmytro Hnatyuk was born on March 28, 1925, and died on April 29, 2016.
He was a Ukrainian baritone opera singer and a former member of the Ukrainian Parliament.
Dmytro graduated from the Kiev Conservatory in 1951 as an opera and chamber singer.
Dmytro was a singer at the Kiev Opera and Ballet Theatre appearing as a soloist in many songs.
Hnatyuk graduated from the State Institute and of Theatrical Arts as a Director (rezhyser), in 1979.
Between 1951 to 1988, he worked as an opera singer and from 1975 also as a director of the State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet as well working as a trainer of the National Academic Theatre.
Hnatyuk became the director of the State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet, in 1988.
He sang in many operas by Ukrainian and worldwide composers.
He was a member of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union (8th–10th sessions) from 1972 to 1984.
Dmytro was a member of the Ukrainian Parliament from 1998 to 2002.
Hnatyuk had been elected into parliament as a member of Hromada.
Soon in 1999 he switched to the Hromada breakaway faction “Fatherland”.
And at the start of 2001, he again moved to another faction in parliament, this time to Labour Ukraine.
He was elected the head of the Musical Society of Ukraine, as the head of the Kiyvan Theatrical Society, as a member of the Committee of State Shevchenko Prizes, the Committee of Defense and Peace and others.
He was a Member of the Board of the All-Ukrainian Fund of Recreating Memorials of the Historical-Architectural Heritage in the name of O.
Dmytro Hnatyuk passed away at 91 yrs old.