Wolf Gorelik

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Wolf Gorelik
Native name Вольф Михайлович Горелик
Birth name Wolf Mikhailovich Gorelik
Born 1933
Sverdlovsk, Soviet Union
Died March 10, 2013(2013-03-10) (aged 79–80)
Occupation(s) Conductor
Years active 1963–2013

Wolf Gorelik (Russian: Вольф Михайлович Горелик) (1933–2013) was a Russian conductor, specialising in theatre work.

Born in Sverdlovsk, Gorelik studied at the Urals Mussorgsky State Conservatoire, where he studied conducting with Mikhail Paverman and violin with Mikhail Zatulovski. From 1963 to 1964, he was a conductor of the Tomsk Philharmonic Society's Symphony Orchestra. From 1965 to 1966 he was a conductor of the Sverdlovsk Opera. He became chief conductor of the Buryat Opera in 1966. He was chief conductor at the Saratov Opera and Chernyshevsky Ballet from 1967 to 1973. In 1974, he joined the Moscow Operetta as chief conductor and held the post for two decades. In 1993, he became principal conductor at the Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre.[1][2]

From 1980 to 1993, Gorelik was a music director of the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts' Opera Studio, and starting in 1990, held the same position at the East Ukrainian New Symphony Orchestra with which he also recorded works of Britten, Rachmaninoff and Arnold Schoenberg.

Gorelik died in Moscow on March 10, 2013 from pneumonia, after conducting a performance of Gaetano Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore.[3]


  1. ^ "Дирижер Вольф Горелик скончался в Москве". RBC TV (in Russian). 13 March 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Скончался дирижер Вольф Горелик". Lenta.ru (in Russian). 13 March 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Olga Zavyalova (13 March 2013). "Скончался дирижер Вольф Горелик". Izvestia (in Russian). Retrieved 18 October 2015. 

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