Nikolai Dmitrievich Vorvulev

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Vorvulev, Nikolai Dmitrievich


Born Jan. 9 (22), 1917, in Pavlovsk, now in Voronezh Oblast; died Aug. 29, 1967, in Kiev. Soviet Russian singer (baritone). People’s Artist of the USSR (1956).

Vorvulev took singing lessons in Minsk from V. F. Karin. He was a member of Red Army amateur artistic groups and in 1939 became a soloist with the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Byelorussian Military District. In 1946, Vorvulev made his debut in the role of Escamillo in Bizet’s opera Carmen at the Byelorussian Theater of Opera and Ballet. At the same time he studied at the Minsk Conservatory in E. E. Viting’s voice class. From 1957 to 1967, Vorvulev was a soloist with the T. G. Shevchenko Ukrainian Theater of Opera and Ballet in Kiev. He began touring abroad in 1955 (Poland, Yugoslavia, the German Democratic Republic, and Great Britain). Vorvulev was a deputy to the fourth convocation of the Supreme Soviet of the Byelorussian SSR and to the fifth convocation of the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR. He was awarded two Orders of Lenin, three other orders, and various medals.


Molostova, I. Nikolai Dmitrievich Vorvulev …. Kiev, 1960.
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