Monday, August 24, at the Theater on Malaya Bronnaya will pass farewell to the people’s artist of the USSR Lev Durov, who died at 84, the year after a long illness.

“Farewell Lev Konstantinovich will be held in the Theater on Malaya Bronnaya Monday, August 24, beginning at 10 am. Then he will be buried at Novodevichy cemetery”, – quotes RIA “news” the message of the theatre. Previously, the main Director of theatre Sergey Solomatov said farewell ceremony will take approximately three hours.

With a request to bury artist at Novodevichy cemetery Moscow authorities asked his family. Lev Durov will be laid to rest next to the representatives of the dynasty Durov – circus artists.

About hospitalization sorry it became known on August 7, he was in critical condition and underwent surgery. After some improvement , the artist developed a severe pneumonia.

Lev Konstantinovich Durov was born 23 December 1931 in Moscow. The Durov family belongs to the famous dynasty of Russian circus performers – actor had a grandnephew of the famous circus performers of Vladimir and Anatoly Durov. However, parents of Lev Durov were not associated with the circus: the father, Konstantin, was working in Southstream, mother, Valentina I., – in the military-historical archive.

In school Lev Durov she studied at the drama Studio in the Palace of pioneers of the Bauman district of Moscow. In 1954, after graduating from the school-Studio of the Moscow art theatre, he was accepted into the troupe of the Central children’s theatre, and then in 1963, together with the Director Anatoly Efros moved to the theater of the Lenin Komsomol. In 1967, the film entered the service in the Moscow drama theater on Malaya Bronnaya, where he worked until recently.

Among the works of Lev Durov – numerous roles in productions based on the works of playwrights of the twentieth century, and a gallery of roles in productions of classical authors: Iago in Othello, Tybalt in “Romeo and Juliet” by Shakespeare, Revkin in the Marriage, nozdrev in “the Road” by “Dead souls” by Gogol, Chebutykin in “Three sisters” by Chekhov, Sganarelle in “don Juan” by Moliere. Critics, commending the work of the Durova above the stage images, called it a tragic clown.

The most beloved and challenging for the actor, by his own admission, was the role of captain Snegiryov in the play Efros, “Brother Alyosha” based on the novel “the Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

After graduating from the Higher courses for Directors Lev Durov became a Director and since then has successfully combined acting with a Director. At the Theater on Malaya Bronnaya he staged “the Tribunal” makarka (1970), “Cruel intentions” Arbuzov (1979), “Clown” Simon (1982), “Forest” Ostrovsky (1992), “the Fox and the grapes” Figueiredo (2000). 20 years in the Theater on Malaya Bronnaya was delivered Durov on the story of Eugene Schwartz’s performance of “Cinderella”. More than ten years in the same theatre held performances Durov “Jews of a city of Peter” by Strugatsky brothers (1991) and “the Passion according to Torchalovu” Voronov (1997) (this performance is included in the current repertoire).

In 2008, the premiere performance of “I’m not Rappaport” Gardner directed by Lev Durov, where viewers saw him duet with George Martyniuk. From 2003 to 2006 Lev Durov was chief Director of the Theater on Malaya Bronnaya.

Also Durov collaborated with the theater “School of modern drama”, the scene is played in productions of “All will be well as you wanted” (Semyon Zlotnikov), “Mrs. lion” (Sergei Kokovkin), “…Hey, don Quixote! “(by Miguel Cervantes), “Anton Chekhov. Seagull”.

In December 2011 in the Moscow theater on Malaya Bronnaya the premiere of the play by Shakespeare’s play “the Tempest,” in which the lion Durov has played the main role of the magician Prospero. The performance was jointly staged by Lev Durov and Director Igor Drawlevel.

In the movie the lion Durov began acting in 1954 and has played more than 160 roles. Popularly known actor brought in the film “fear Not, for I am with you”, “I step through Moscow”, “Seventeen moments of spring”, “Moscow – Cassiopeia”, “D’artagnan and three Musketeers”, “Old men-robbers”, “Big break” as well as “Armed and dangerous”.

Farewell to the Lion Durov will be held on Monday at the Theater on Malaya Bronnaya 24.08.2015

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