Boris Shtokolov

Boris Shtokolov
Boris Shtokolov born in Kuznetsk, Kemerovo region 19 March in 1930. He was the second child in a family of five children. During the war, his father is missing, and the family moved to Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg). Boris worked part time cleaning shoes.

Even as a child he showed musical talent and a good voice. But he chose the naval service, after the war, he studied at the Air Force Special School. He said several times that his calling — singing, while he did not believe it.

And in 1948, he entered the vocal department of the Sverdlovsk Conservatory. After a while, he was admitted to the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic soloist, and then — in the Sverdlovsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.

In 1959, he joined the Kirov Theatre, sang Mephistopheles, Susanin, Ruslan Dosifeya, Galician, Boris Godunov — only about 50. He sang and Russian romances, the best of which was the song "Shine, Shine, My Star." The audience went to the theater to hear his name. He was called Soviet times. In 1966, he was awarded the title of People's Artist of the USSR.

In 1990 Shtokolov left the theater, and March 19, 2000 celebrated his seventy-year anniversary. In recent years he has lived in poverty.

Died Boris Shtokolov January 6 in 2005.