year 2003, the 100-aniversary
from the birth of this prominent singes
1903 - 1969
He was called “Borys the Great”, his talent
was considered miraculous, his voice was regarded to be
a perfect bass, and his vocal mission was believed to be
ideal and unsurpassed by anyone up to date. Hmyria was a
singer and philosopher, a unique phenomenon in Ukrainian
and world culture.
Borys Hmyria in the
part of Taras Bulba in the opera of same name by M.Lysenko.
contribution in world performing treasury consists of 600
chamber works (290 Ukrainian folk songs and romances, 179
Russian and more than 100 west-European folk songs and romances;
39 opera parts (he has sung 75 arias of Ukrainian, Russian
and foreign composers; 85 fragments of vocal and symphonic
works; 30 broadcasting concerts.Vocal cycles: F.Schubert
“The winter way”, M.Musorgski’s “Songs and dances of death”,
A.Rubinstein’s “Persian songs”, D.Shostakovich’s “Five days”.
vocal heritage impresses not only with its capacity, but
also with culture, performance manners, devine influence
on human soul and heart.
epistolary heritage is of great value for world culture:
150 manuscripts of scientific and art articles, 8 diary-books,
volume of 1865 pages (1939-1969); his 7.000 letters.
make a note that Hmyria’s vocal and epistolary heritage
has been collected and kept by singer’s family in his flat-Kiev
historical environment, where famous singer lived and created.
Here preserves more than 10.000 valuable historical exhibits,
which need great restauration work and printing.
© Ganna Prints, Nataliya Tsymbalista