Former soloist of the Bolshoi Opera Company Nikolai Nizienko has passed away at the age of 77. Information about this appeared on January 28 on the website of the Russian Bolshoi Theater.
It is reported that the artist died on January 26. A civil memorial service will be held on January 28 in the mortuary of hospital No. 76 at 9:45. The funeral service and burial will take place on the same day in the village of Chentsovo, Zaoksky district, Tula region, at 11:00 am, the obituary says.
Nizienko began working at the Bolshoi Theater in 1976 as an intern, and three years later became a soloist with an opera group. He performed 48 parts, including bass parts in the operas Boris Godunov, Prince Igor, Sadko. For the first time on the Russian stage, he sang the part of Ptolemy (“Julius Caesar”). He gave concerts in the Beethoven Hall of the Bolshoi Theatre.
Since 2002, he taught at the Department of Academic Singing of the State Musical and Pedagogical Institute (GMPI) named after. MM. Ippolitova-Ivanova, since 2005 – Associate Professor.