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Vasyl Slipak
Wassyl Slipak 24 août 2014.jpg
on Ukrainian Independence Day (August 24th) 2014 in Paris
Background information
Native name
Василь Сліпак (uk)
Birth name Vasyl Slipak
Born December 20, 1974 (1974-12-20) (age 45)
Lviv, Ukraine
Died June 29, 2016 (2016-06-29) (age 4)
Luhanske
Genres classical music, opera
Instruments singing (countertenor, baritone)
Years active 1994 - 2016

Vasyl Yaroslavovych Slipak (Ukrainian: Василь Ярославович Сліпак, December 20, 1974 – June 29, 2016) was a Ukrainian baritone opera singer. From 1994, he performed in France at such venues as Paris Opéra and Opéra Bastille. For his opera performance, Slipak received several awards, including "Best Male Performance" for the Toreador Song.

Repertoire

  • Escamillo / «Carmen» / Georges Bizet
  • Figaro / «The Marriage of Figaro» / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Ramfis / «Aida» / Giuseppe Verdi
  • Boris Godunov / «Boris Godunov» / Modest Mussorgsky
  • Igor Svyatoslavich / «Prince Igor» / Alexander Borodin
  • Prince Gremin / «Eugene Onegin» / Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Il Commendatore (Don Pedro), Masetto / «Don Giovanni» / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Lindorf, Dapertutto, Coppélius, Miracle / «The Tales of Hoffmann» / Jacques Offenbach
  • Sparafucile / «Rigoletto» / Giuseppe Verdi
  • Sarastro, Speaker of the temple, Three priests / «The Magic Flute» / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Der Tod (Death) / «Der Kaiser von Atlantis» / Viktor Ullmann
  • Don Giovanni / «Don Giovanni» / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Colline / «La bohème» / Giacomo Puccini
  • Méphistophélès / «Faust» / Charles Gounod
  • Banco / «Macbeth» / Giuseppe Verdi
  • Mainfroid, a Sicilian, adherent of Procida / «Les vêpres siciliennes» / Giuseppe Verdi
  • Philippe II / «Don Carlos» / Giuseppe Verdi
  • Basilio / «The Barber of Seville» / Gioachino Rossini
  • Ralph / «La jolie fille de Perth» / Georges Bizet
  • Count Rodolfo / «La sonnambula» / Vincenzo Bellini
  • Don Alfonso / «Così fan tutte» / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Demon / «The Demon» / Anton Rubinstein

Death

Following the outbreak of the War in Donbass|pro-Russian insurgency in Donbass, Slipak returned to Ukraine and join in the 2014 Ukrainian revolution. In 2015, Slipak joined the fights against pro-Russian insurgents as a member of the 7th Battalion of the Volunteer Ukrainian Corps of the Right Sector.

On 29 June 2016, Slipak was killed by a sniper shot near Luhanske, Bakhmut Raion. He was aged 41.


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