Oleg Bryjak

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Oleg Bryjak
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Native name
Олег Брижак
Born(1960-10-27)27 October 1960
Jezkazgan, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
Died24 March 2015(2015-03-24) (aged 54)
Cause of deathKilled onboard Germanwings Flight 9525
OccupationOpera singer
EmployerDeutsche Oper am Rhein

Oleg Bryjak (Ukrainian: Олег Брижак, 27 October 1960 – 24 March 2015) was a Kazakhstani-German bass-baritone opera singer.[1] Born in Jezkazgan, Kazakh SSR, into an ethnic Ukrainian family,[2] he moved to Germany in 1991[3] to join the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe.[4] From 1996 until his death, he was a soloist with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf.[5]

Bryjak had been a protodeacon in a Ukrainian Orthodox church in Krefeld.[3]

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.[6][7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Düsseldorfer Opernsänger unter den Opfern des Flugzeugabsturzes – Trauernde Angehörige erreichen den Flughafen in Barcelona". Bild.de (in German). Berlin.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b В авикатастрофе на юге Франции погиб оперный певец Олег Брияк. naviny.by (in Russian).
  4. ^ Administrator. "Oleg Bryjak – Биографи&#11". olegbryjak.com (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2015-04-03.
  5. ^ Оперный певец Олег Брыжак погиб в авиакатастрофе Germanwings, Deutsche Welle (in Russian), 24 March 2015.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ 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.

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