Volodymyr Illich Tymokhin

Russified: Vladimir Timokhin

19 June 1929 Dmytrivka – 16 February 1999 Kiev
Tymokhin was born in Dmytrivka, nowadays in the Kirovohrad region.

1951–55, Tymokhin studied at the Moscow conservatory with P. A. Judin and at the Leningrad conservatory with E. G. Olkhovskij.

He was laureate at the 6th World Youth Festival and Students competition (1957, Moscow), and at the international vocal competition in Toulouse (1958).

Starting in 1953, Tymokhin was a soloist at the Kirov. From 1956, he was a soloist at the Kiev Opera.

Starting in 1980, Tymokhin was a soloist at the Ukranian Concert Society.

His repertory included: Lenskij, Simpleton, Alfredo, Edgardo, Rodolfo, Cavaradossi, Turiddu, Andrij (Zaporozhets za Dunajem by Hulak-Artemovskyj), Andrij (Taras Bulba), Oleks (Arsenal by H. Majboroda), des Grieux (Manon), Gérald, Lohengrin, ...

From 1975, Tymokhin taught at the Kiev conservatory.

Among his recordings is the first stereo LP of the USSR (1963). He made it together with soprano Lamara Chkonia. Chkonia sang arias from Norma, Madama Butterfly, Huguenots, and he recorded arias from Werther, Tosca, Cavalleria rusticana, Elisir d'amore, with the orchestra of the Kiev Opera and Ballet Theatre conducted by S. Turchak.

Volodymyr Tymokhin sings Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller
In RA format

Volodymyr Tymokhin sings L'elisir d'amore: Una furtiva lagrima
In RA format

Volodymyr Tymokhin sings Cavalleria rusticana: Mamma, quel vino è generoso
In RA format
I wish to thank Vera Lyakhova for her help.

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