|Died||24 March 2015 (aged 54)|
|Cause of death||Killed onboard Germanwings Flight 9525|
|Employer||Deutsche Oper am Rhein|
Oleg Bryjak (Ukrainian: Олег Брижак, 27 October 1960 – 24 March 2015) was a Kazakhstani-German bass-baritone opera singer. Born in Jezkazgan, Kazakh SSR, into an ethnic Ukrainian family, he moved to Germany in 1991 to join the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. From 1996 until his death, he was a soloist with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf.
Bryjak died on 24 March 2015 along with his colleague Maria Radner when Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed in Prads-Haute-Bléone, France, during their return from performances of Richard Wagner's Siegfried at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.
- Leoš Janáček: Káťa Kabanová – Karita Mattila (Katia), Bryjak (Dikoj), Chorus and Orquesta del Teatro Real; Jiří Bělohlávek (conductor), Robert Carsen (director). Recorded at Teatro Real, Madrid, December 2008. Fra Musica (Harmonia Mundi) FRA003 (DVD).
- "Düsseldorfer Opernsänger unter den Opfern des Flugzeugabsturzes – Trauernde Angehörige erreichen den Flughafen in Barcelona". Bild.de (in German). Berlin.
- Посол України підтвердив загибель Олега Брижака у катастрофі Airbus A320, BBC Ukrainian, 25 March 2015. Andriy Melnyk, the Ukrainian ambassador to Germany, confirmed that Bryjak was ethnically Ukrainian, but did not hold Ukrainian nationality.
- Administrator. "Oleg Bryjak – Биографи". olegbryjak.com (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2015-04-03.
- Оперный певец Олег Брыжак погиб в авиакатастрофе Germanwings, Deutsche Welle (in Russian), 24 March 2015.
- John Shammas (24 March 2015). "Germanwings Airbus A320 plane crash: First pictures of opera singers Maria Radner and Oleg Bryjak among 150 dead". Daily Mirror. London. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
- Garry Humphreys (26 March 2015). "Maria Radner: Internationally acclaimed contralto who was due to make her Bayreuth Festival debut later this year". The Independent. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
- Obituary at The Independent
- Trauer um Wagner-Sänger / Oleg Bryjak und Maria Radner verunglückt Bayerischer Rundfunk, 25 March 2015 (in German)
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