Diana Petrynenko

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Diana Petrynenko
Diana Hnativna Palyvoda

(1930-02-08)February 8, 1930
DiedNovember 17, 2018(2018-11-17) (aged 88)
Alma materR. Glier Kyiv Institute of Music,
Ukrainian National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music
Occupation(s)Singer, teacher
SpouseHarinald Petrynenko
AwardsShevchenko State Prize of Ukrainian SSR (1988)

Diana Hnativna Petrynenko (Ukrainian: Діана Гнатівна Петриненко; maiden name – Palyvoda; February 8, 1930 – November 17, 2018) was a Soviet and Ukrainian singer (lyric and coloratura soprano) and pedagogue. People's Artist of the USSR (1975).[1]


She was born in Bilousivka village (now Zolotonosha Raion, Cherkasy Oblast, Ukraine). Petrynenko's father, like her mother, had a wonderful voice from birth and maintained an interest in music and Ukrainian folklore in their children.[2] In 1942, Petrynenko's father was shot by the Germans.

In 1947, after the eighth grade,[3] entered the Kyiv College of Music (now the R. Glier Kyiv Institute of Music), and after the third course in 1949 was transferred to the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Kyiv (now the Ukrainian National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music of the Ukraine) (singing class at M.I. Yegorycheva), after graduating from the conservatory, Petrynenko gave birth to a son. In 1961 she graduated from postgraduate study at the conservatory.[4]

From 1955 to 1958 was a soloist of the State Academic Choral Chapel of the Ukrainian SSR "Dumka," from 1962 to 1988 became a soloist of the Kyiv Philharmonic.[5]

The singer's concert repertoire included Ukrainian and Russian folk songs, arias from operas by Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Rachmaninoff, Grieg, Liszt, and works by Ukrainian composers A. Kos-Anatolsky, Yu. Meitus, H. Maiboroda, P. Maiboroda, M. Lysenko, D. Sichinsky, Ya. Stepovy, K. Stetsenko, O. Bilash.[6]

She performed soprano parts in the 9th symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven, the oratorio The Seasons by Haydn, Requiem by Mozart, cantata "Rejoice, nivo nepolitaya" by N. V. Lysenko.

The talent of the singer was noted in other countries: she repeatedly went abroad, performed on the stages of Poland, Finland, Yugoslavia, France, Japan, Italy, Czechoslovakia, US, GDR, Canada, Hungary.[7] Also during her successful activities, Petrynenko became a performer of songs in the films Only You and Lada from the Land of the Berendei, recorded on phonograph records.

Since 1961 she taught in Kyiv at the Conservatory named after P.I. Tchaikovsky.

Since 1981 she was an associate professor, and since 1985 became a professor at the Kyiv Conservatory.

Petrynenko died on November 17, 2018, at the age of 88. Three days later she was buried at the Baikove Cemetery in Kyiv.[8]


Diana Petrynenko was married to Ukrainian journalist and musician Harinald Petrinenko,[9] host of the television show about folk art "Chistiy kolodets". On March 10, 1953, their son Taras Petrynenko was born, who was also destined to become a singer, composer, poet,[10] and People's Artist of Ukraine (1999).

Her brother was Ivan Hnatovych Palyvoda (1924–2004), an opera singer and vocal teacher.

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On February 22, 2021, a memorial plaque to Petrynenko was unveiled at the National Academy of Music of Ukraine. In his congratulatory speech, the head of the Opera Singing Department, Oleksandr Dyachenko, described Petrynenko as an example of a real teacher, "whose pupils proudly carry the glorious traditions of the Kyiv Conservatory far beyond the borders of Ukraine".[14]


  1. ^ "У матери Тараса Петриненко сегодня День рождения". from-ua.com (in Russian). February 8, 2005. Retrieved March 25, 2023.
  2. ^ "Ляна – Diana Petrinenko Leana Moldavian song". press.try.md (in Russian). September 11, 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2023.
  3. ^ "С лёгкой руки Ивана Козловского она стала Дианой Петриненко" (in Russian). January 21, 2002. Retrieved March 25, 2023.
  4. ^ "Петь "кушать подано..." я не хотела". zn.ua (in Russian). January 27, 2006. Retrieved March 24, 2023.
  5. ^ "Диану Петриненко называли звонким и радостным сопрано бывшего СССР". www.piterburger.ru (in Russian). November 22, 2018.
  6. ^ "Умерла оперная певица Диана Петриненко". informing.ru (in Russian). November 19, 2018. Retrieved March 26, 2023.
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  8. ^ "Ее талантом восхищались в десятках стран: оборвалась жизнь народной артистки Украины Дианы Петриненко". www.dialog.ua (in Russian). November 18, 2018. Retrieved March 24, 2023.
  9. ^ ""Пою народную песню и щипаю себя тайком. Чтоб не расплакаться"" (in Russian). December 5, 2018. Retrieved March 25, 2023 – via PressReader.
  10. ^ "Народний артист України Тарас Петриненко: "Мене збаламутили "Бітли" – у цій стихії я і досі"". ukurier.gov.ua (in Russian). March 16, 2013. Retrieved March 25, 2023.
  11. ^ "Diana Petrinenko". encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com. Retrieved March 24, 2023.
  12. ^ "Диана Петриненко". www.pisni.org.ua (in Russian). Retrieved March 26, 2023.
  13. ^ "Президент наградил певицу диану петриненко орденом княгини ольги". fakty.ua (in Russian). February 11, 2005. Retrieved March 24, 2023.
  14. ^ "Відкриття меморіальної дошки на честь Діани Петриненко". knmau.com.ua (in Ukrainian). February 22, 2021.