Death of opera singer-MP

Death of opera singer-MP


norman lebrecht

May 02, 2016

The Ukrainian baritone Dmytro Hnatyuk, who has died aged 91, was a member of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, 1972-1984, and of the Ukrainian Parliament, 1998-2002.

He was also director of the State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet from 1988.

So why don’t we have more opera singers in Parliament?

Or any at all? There’s quite a few who’d get my vote.
Dmytro Hnatyuk


  • Una says:

    You can just imagine David Cameron and George Osborne in Cosi!!!

  • Peter Owen says:

    Very listenable to. I assume they spent so much on costumes rhere was nothing left for scenery.

  • Meyrick Alexander says:

    Dennis Skinner aka the Beast of Bolsover had ambitions to be an opera singer.