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Vasyl Slipak

Ukrainian opera singer

Vasyl Yaroslavovych Slipak (Ukrainian: Василь Ярославович Сліпак, December 20, 1974 – June 29, 2016) was a Ukrainian baritone opera singer. From 1994, he performed in France at such venues as Paris Opéra and Opéra Bastille.[1] For his opera performance, Slipak received several awards, including "Best Male Performance" for the Toreador Song.[1] Hero of Ukraine.[2]

Vasyl Slipak
Wassyl Slipak 24 août 2014.jpg
on Ukrainian Independence Day (August 24th) 2014 in Paris
Background information
Native nameВасиль Сліпак (uk)
Birth nameVasyl Slipak
Born (1974-12-20) December 20, 1974 (age 44)
Lviv, Ukraine
Died (2016-06-29) June 29, 2016 (age 3)
Genresclassical music, opera
Instrumentssinging (countertenor, baritone)
Years active1994 - 2016



Following the outbreak of the War in Donbass|pro-Russian insurgency in Donbass, Slipak returned to Ukraine and join in the 2014 Ukrainian revolution.[1] In 2015, Slipak joined the fights against pro-Russian insurgents as a member of the 7th Battalion of the Volunteer Ukrainian Corps of the Right Sector.

On 29 June 2016, Slipak was killed by a sniper shot near Luhanske, Bakhmut Raion.[1] He was aged 41.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Василий Слипак: биография оперного певца, который погиб за Украину" (in Russian). RBC. 29 June 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  2. "УКАЗ ПРЕЗИДЕНТА УКРАЇНИ №42/2017". Офіційне інтернет-представництво Президента України.