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Belarusian Oksana Volkova performed in the Met in New York

Author: Newsmaker added 10-10-2013, 16:12

Belarusian Oksana Volkova performed in the Met in New YorkThe Metropolitan Opera in New York opened a new theater season with the opera ”Eugene Onegin“ by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Olga's party was performed by Oksana Volkova who is the honored artist of the Republic of Belarus and the soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus.


Napoleon Orda

Author: Newsmaker added 2-06-2013, 08:43
Napoleon OrdaNapoleon Orda is a famous artist, pianist and composer whose life and activity were always associated with Belarus.

Napoleon Orda was born on February, 11 1807 in the village Varacevichy (now Ivanava district Brest region).

Orda graduated from the Svisloch High School in 1823 and entered Vilnius University where he was studying physics and mathematics. Here Orda joined an illegal students’ organization ”Zaryane“ and was excluded from the fourth course for participation in this organization.

Al Hoffman

Author: Lida added 5-10-2012, 23:45
Al Hoffman
Al Hoffman was born on September 25, 1902 in Minsk, Russia (now Belarus). He moved with his parents to Seattle, Washington in the United States when he was 6.

Al Hoffman was a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame since 1984, was a hit songwriter active in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, usually co-writing with others and responsible for number one hits through each decade, many of which are still sung and recorded today.

Irving Berlin

Author: Lida added 28-08-2012, 16:39
Irving Berlin
The song “God bless America”, which became, in fact, the unofficial anthem of the United States, has been written by immigrant from Belarus, Israel Berlin.

There are several possibilities concerning his birth city. It could be Tyumen (Tumen) or any one of several villages near the city of Mogilyov, Belarus. His father, a cantor in a synagogue, uprooted the family to America, as did many other Jewish families in the late 19th century. In 1893 they settled in New York City.