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Maria Zankovetska 

On August 4, 1854 Maria Zankovetska Ukrainian theater actress was born.

The professional career of Zankovetska’s (repertoire) accounted for over 30 roles. Her characters were dramatic heroes. Maria sang in a mezzo-soprano voice. The actress created images that were penetrated with a real drama and a fiery comedy. She glorified with her play ordinary common people revealing the immensity of their souls. Having a charming voice, a dramatic soprano, she incomparably performed in plays the Ukrainian folk songs.

She was the first person in Ukraine whom the government awarded the high title of the People’s Artist of the republic. (Wikipedia)

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THEATRE: Maria Zankovetska National Academic Ukrainian Drama Theater

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