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est. 2016
International Art
Project
est. 2016

2022 - The year of Solomiya Krushelnytska's 150th anniversary

About “Solomiya” Project

SIn 2016, the international art Project was established and devoted to a famous opera diva Solomiya Krushelnytska.

The Project’s object is to pay our respect to a great Ukrainian, and to bring people’s attention to Solomiya Krushelnytska figure, by demonstrating Ukrainian as much as the world’s development in culture and art.
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SKSolomiya Krushelnytska (1872–1952) was an outstanding opera singer in the end of 19th century and the first quarter of the 20 th.

 S. Krushelnytska was born in Ternopil region ( at the time, Austro-Hungarian Empire), studied and made her first steps on the professional stage in Lviv. She became a world-famous opera prima donna in Italy. However, the last years of her life she worked in Lviv sharing her rich art experience to students of the conservatory.

 Well-known Italian musicologist R. Cortopassi has defined the singer’s place in the history of opera art as follows: «During the first decades of 20th century four singers reigned on the world’s opera stage – Battistini, Caruso, Titta Ruffo, and Chaliapin. Only one woman managed to reach their level, and her name was Solomiya Krushelnytska».

 She was applauded by the opera and concert halls of Italy, Spain, France, Portugal, Russia, Poland, Egypt, Argentina, USA, and other countries.

Among numerous awards and honours of S. Krushelnytska was the title “Wagner's Prima Donna of the 20th Century”.
Solomiya Krushelnytska (1872–1952) was an outstanding opera singer in the end of 19th century and the first quarter of the 20 th.

 S. Krushelnytska was born in Ternopil region ( at the time, Austro-Hungarian Empire), studied and made her first steps on the professional stage in Lviv. She became a world-famous opera prima donna in Italy. However, the last years of her life she worked in Lviv sharing her rich art experience to students of the conservatory.

 Well-known Italian musicologist R. Cortopassi has defined the singer’s place in the history of opera art as follows: «During the first decades of 20th century four singers reigned on the world’s opera stage – Battistini, Caruso, Titta Ruffo, and Chaliapin. Only one woman managed to reach their level, and her name was Solomiya Krushelnytska».

 She was applauded by the opera and concert halls of Italy, Spain, France, Portugal, Russia, Poland, Egypt, Argentina, USA, and other countries.

Among numerous awards and honours of S. Krushelnytska was the title “Wagner's Prima Donna of the 20th Century”.
MBOpera “Madama Butterfly” by G.Puccini played a career-defining role in S. Krushelnytska’s scene life.

In May 1904, S. Krushelnytska performed brilliantly in the repeated premier of Opera “Madama Butterfly” at the Teatro Grande in Brescia. Three months earlier, Giacomo Puccini had already presented his new work to public, but the performance had no success.

Hereinafter, Solomiya played the Chio-Chio San part more than a hundred times throughout the world’s opera scene.

Giacomo Puccini gave the singer his portrait with inscription: “To the most beautiful and charming Butterfly”.
AP“Solomiya” Project brought together different members of culture and art, such as painters, musicians, singers, museums’ employees etc.

The Project represents art-works of many Ukrainian painters and artists. They are united by one goal – to recreate the image of Prima Donna and the most outstanding theatrical figures, with whom she has met, by means of art; and to reflect the beautiful places of Ukraine and Italy associated with Solomiya Krushelnytska.

The Project was heavily supported by Solomiya’s relatives – a famous Ukrainian composer Miroslav Skoryk (1938-2020) and a well-known Canadian lawyer Andy Semotiuk, - as well as by Music-Memorial museum of S. Krushelnytska in Lviv.

“Solomiya” Project brought together different members of culture and art, such as painters, musicians, singers, museums’ employees etc.

The Project represents art-works of many Ukrainian painters and artists. They are united by one goal – to recreate the image of Prima Donna and the most outstanding theatrical figures, with whom she has met, by means of art; and to reflect the beautiful places of Ukraine and Italy associated with Solomiya Krushelnytska.

The Project was heavily supported by Solomiya’s relatives – a famous Ukrainian composer Miroslav Skoryk (1938-2020) and a well-known Canadian lawyer Andy Semotiuk, - as well as by Music-Memorial museum of S. Krushelnytska in Lviv.

YNWe are very pleased you are taking time to visit Project’s page on the web.
Only by virtue of such devoted supporters and artists, “Solomiya” Project was brought to life, and is proudly walking through this world along with them.
Many thanks to all of those who responded to our invitation to take part in this amazing Project by supporting it in various ways.

The founding couple, Yuriy Yurov and Ninel Babiyenko.
Kyiv, Ukraine
2022 © Solomiya Art Project
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