Semen Hulak-Stepanowytsch Artemowskyj ( Ukrainian Семен Степанович Гулак-Артемовський , Russian Семён Степанович Гулак-Артемовский Semyon Stepanovich Gulak-Artemowski * February 4 . Jul / 16th February 1813 greg. In Horodyshche ; † April 5 jul. / 17th April 1873 greg. in Moscow ) was a Ukrainian opera singer (baritone) and composer, actor and playwright.
Petro Hulak-Artemovsky's nephew first attended the theological seminary in Kiev . He was then a student of Mikhail Glinka and studied singing in Saint Petersburg and Florence from 1839 to 1842 . From 1842 he was bass-baritone at the Mariinsky Theater and the Italian Opera in Saint Petersburg. His repertoire included the title role in Ruslan in Michail Glinkas Ruslan and Lyudmila , the Masetto in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Don Giovanni , Antonio Gaetano Donizetti's Linda di Chamounix and Lord Ashton in his Lucia di Lammermoor .
Hulak-Artemowskyj's best-known work is the comic opera Saporoshez sa Dunajem ( The Zaporogers on the Danube , 1863), which is considered the first Ukrainian national opera . Further compositions were the opera The Ukrainian Wedding (1851), a vaudeville, several plays, a divertissement and songs. He dedicated the song There is a maple tree by the river to his longtime friend Taras Shevchenko .
- Article on Hulak-Artemowskyj Semen in the Encyclopedia of the History of Ukraine
- Entry on Artemovskii, Semyon Stepanowitsch in Brockhaus-Efron
- Semyon Artemovsky in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Entry on Semyon Hulak-Artemovsky in the Encyclopedia of the History of Ukraine (Ukrainian)
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Гулак-Артемовський, Семен Степанович (Ukrainian); Hulak-Artemowskyj, Semen Stepanowytsch (full name); Гулак-Артемовский, Семён Степанович (Russian); Gulak-Artemowski, Semjon Stepanowitsch (transcribed in Russian)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Ukrainian opera singer (baritone) and composer, actor and playwright|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 16, 1813|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Horodyschtsche|
|DATE OF DEATH||April 17, 1873|
|Place of death||Moscow|