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Mikhail Glinka (1804–1857)

Mikhail Glinka, the author of the first Russian Opera who suffered from abuse in his early childhood and barely survived the Napoleon's invasion of 1812, had lived most of his adult life outside of Russia and fused Spanish, Italian, French, and other influences in his own music. He was born Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka on June 1, 1804 into a wealthy ... See full bio »


(age 52) in Berlin, Germany

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 2012 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Totally Fun Thing Bart Will Never Do Again (2012) ... (writer: "Ruslan and Lyudmila: Overture" - uncredited)
 2008 Who's Nailin' Paylin? (Video) (writer: "Patriotitcheskaya pesn" - uncredited)
 2002 Russian Ark (music: "Mazurka") / (writer: "Nocturn")
 1997 Sympathy Seeker ("Patrioticheskaya pesnya", uncredited)
 1992 Twin Dragons (writer: "Overture: Ruslan and Lyudmila" - uncredited)
 1978 Eugene Ormandy Conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra (TV Movie) (music: "Overture to 'Ruslan and Ludmilla'")
 1972 The Long Recess (TV Mini-Series) (writer: "Ya zdes', Inezilya" ("I'm here, Inezilya"))
 1971 Nicholas and Alexandra (music: "Russlan and Ludmila, Act II, Scene 3" - uncredited)
 1957 The Bolshoi Ballet (music: "Polonaise and Cracovienne")
 1953 Concert of Stars (Documentary) (writer: "Ivan Susanin")
 1948 Anna Karenina (music: "Ruslan and Lyudmila" Overture - uncredited)
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 2011 The Bolshoi Ballet: Live from Moscow (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1992 A Life for the Tsar: An Opera in Four Acts (TV Movie) (music)
 1953 Man of Music (from "Ivan Susanin" and "Russlan and Ludmilla")
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 1996 Ruslan and Lyudmila (TV Movie) (by - as Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka)
 1993 Ruslan and Ludmila (libretto)
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 2012 Contemporary Tale (Short) (completed) (voice)
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 1996 Ruslan and Lyudmila (TV Movie) (music by: Magical opera in five acts by - as Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka)

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Alternate Names:

Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

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Fragment from his opera "Life for the Czar" (a.k.a. "Ivan Susanin") is current national Russian anthem.

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