From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia
Template:Infobox person Oleg Bryjak (Template:Lang-uk, 27 October 1960 – 24 March 2015) was a Kazakhstani-German bass-baritone opera singer. Born in Jezkazgan, Kazakh SSR, into an ethnic Ukrainian family, he moved to Germany in 1991 to join the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. From 1996 until his death, he was a soloist with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf.
Bryjak died on 24 March 2015 along with his colleague Maria Radner when Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed in Prads-Haute-Bléone, France, during their return from performances of Richard Wagner's Siegfried at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.
- Leoš Janáček: Káťa Kabanová – Karita Mattila (Katia), Bryjak (Dikoj), Chorus and Orquesta del Teatro Real; Jiří Bělohlávek (conductor), Robert Carsen (director). Recorded at Teatro Real, Madrid, December 2008. Fra Musica (Harmonia Mundi) FRA003 (DVD).
- Obituary at The Independent
- Trauer um Wagner-Sänger / Oleg Bryjak und Maria Radner verunglückt Bayerischer Rundfunk, 25 March 2015 Template:De icon