Viktor Georgievich Shirokov |

Viktor Georgievich Shirokov |

Viktor Shirokov

Date of birth
the USSR

Violinist, conductor; Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1957).

In 1945 he graduated from the Saratov Conservatory. L. V. Sobinova (student of S. Deltsiev, L. Ginzburg); since 1938 concertmaster of the first violins and trainee conductor of the Saratov Theatre, since 1947 conductor.

In 1962-78 at the Theater. Kirov. Under the direction of Shirokov, new ballets “A Distant Planet”, “Russia Entered the Port”, “Wonderland” were staged; capital renewals of a number of ballets were carried out.

Shirokov’s repertoire included “Swan Lake”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “The Nutcracker”, “Raymonda”, “The Flame of Paris”, “Laurencia”, “The Fountain of Bakhchisaray”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “The Bronze Horseman”, “Coast of Hope” ”, “Leningrad Symphony”, “Chopiniana”, “Giselle”, “La Bayadère”, “Don Quixote”, etc. In 1962-73 he conducted ballet performances and concert programs during the tour of the ballet troupe of the Theater. Kirov abroad.

A. Degen, I. Stupnikov

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