FOMIN Evstigney( Music)
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Biography FOMIN Evstigney
Fomin (Evstigney) (1761-1800) - one of the prominent Russian composers of the second half of XVIII century. Count Alexei Orlov contributed to the emergence in the music nuggets that came mostly from the masses. One of them belonged Fomin, conductor Medoksa Theater in Moscow. Among the mass of operas (30), written by Fomin to the texts of the Empress Catherine II, Knyazhnin, Demetrius, IA. Krylov, . Kapnist, . Ablesimova and other, . biggest success had two: "Annie" (1772) and in particular "Melnik, . Sorcerer, . deceiver and Matchmaker ", . set in Moscow in 1779, . and then in St. Petersburg at the court theater, . so popular, . that was published in XIX century Jurgenson in Moscow,
. Biographical information on Fomin extremely scarce, even his opera "Melnik" attributed entirely Ablesimovu, although the latter was the only author of the libretto.