Boris GMYRYA, USSR Singer (bass). Popular Artist of USSR since 1951; soloist at Kiev Academy Theater of Opera and Ballet, since 1939. Order of Lenin, 1960; Stalin Prize, 1952; 2nd Prize, All-Union Vocalists’ Contest, 1939.
GMYRYA, Boris was born in 1903 in Lebedin, Kharkov Oblast.
1935 graduated Kharkov Construction Engineering Institute. 1939 graduated Kharkov Conservatory.
1936-1939 soloist at Kharkov Opera Theater. Performs in concerts as chamber singer at home and abroad. Main parts: title roles in Glinka’s “Ivan Susanin” and Mussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov”.
Mephistopheles in Gounod’s “Faust”. Valko in Yu. Meytus’ “Molodaya gvardiya” (The Young Guard). Krivonos in K. Dankevich’s “Bogdan Khmelnitsky”.