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Do not become an opera director Boris Pokrovsky

June 5 2009

Out of an outstanding opera director Boris Pokrovsky. He died today at the 98th year of life, the press service of the Bolshoi Theater, where the People's Artist of USSR worked for almost 40 years.

On the question of where and when to be buried, Boris Pokrovsky, is not reported. The director was honorary president of the International Theatre Institute, was awarded the Lenin Prize and State Prize few.

Pokrovsky began his artistic career in 1937 at the Gorky Theatre of Opera and Ballet Theatre. Alexander Pushkin. In 1943 he came to the Bolshoi Theater director. Later he became the director and worked on the main stage musical theater of the country until 1982. Here Pokrovsky delivered 42 brilliant performances, among them - "Eugene Onegin" and "Aida," "Fidelio," "Traviatta," "War and Peace, Sadko," Destiny of a Man, "" The Marriage of Figaro "," Ruslan and Liudmila, many others.

In the early 70's was founded in Moscow Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater, which under his leadership became one of the leading experimental and creative teams of the country. Among the famous theater - opera "Not only is love" Shchedrin, "The Nose" Shostakovich's "The Rake's Progress" by Stravinsky, "Rostov Action of Metropolitan Dimitri of Rostov.

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