Elena Kamburova. The song is a little life
Singer, actress, director – Elena Kamburova can not be placed in the framework of a certain role. Bulat Okudzhava, whose songs she performs all her life, said about her gift: “A happy combination of vocals, intelligence and talent”. Elena Antonovna herself identifies herself to the clan of chansonnier, appreciates the work of the classics of this genre: Jacques Brel, Juliette Greco, Leo Ferret. Indeed, each musical, poetic composition performed by Kamburova is a small life, lived with full dedication.
In her youth, Elena Kamburova wanted to become a dramatic actress, and even entered the Shchukin School at the Vakhtangov Theater. Arriving in Moscow from Kiev, I broke through to the Pike Rector Boris Zahava and asked to listen to her separately. And Zakhava gave the desperate entrant a chance to participate in the second round of the competition. But Kamburov was not accepted at the school. She worked for a year at a construction site in the Moscow region and entered the State School of Circus Art, the stage department. A compromise option? Maybe, but it was in a circus school that the talented, original student was noted by teachers. One of them brought Lena the songs of the Novella Matveyeva and advised him to try to perform them in his own way. It was what you need! Kamburova’s career began with the song “What a great wind.”
Manner Kamburova – special, not like any other. She not so much sings, how many loses, lives songs. Her voice has a stunning range. He is low, deep, enveloping, then childishly tall, sonorous. This feature made Kamburova a popular singer for cinema. The singer is invisibly present in over a hundred films! For example, “The Adventures of Electronics” is nice to everyone who grew up in the 80s, and so far adult uncles and aunts with ecstasy derive: “What progress has been made …” – this and several other songs sang for Sergey Syroezhkina Elena Kamburova. In the film “The Great Space Journey”, where enterprising Soviet teenagers also act, Kamburova sang the song “The Milky Way”. The voice of this amazing, diverse singer-actress sounds in the films “Slave of Love”, “Dulcinea Tobos”, “We Weren’t Married in the Church”, “Yaroslavna, Queen of France”, “Leapfrog”, “Without Family” and many others.
In 1974, the singer, using the “boyish” paint of her performing palette, recorded the intro-song of the “Jumble” newsreel. And since then, when we hear “Boys and girls, as well as their parents,” we have stuck to the screens in anticipation of funny stories. In a completely different manner – gentle, flickering – Kamburova performed the song “Sleep, my joy, sleep” for the program “Good night, kids.” “A pony has a long bang of delicate silk” – we also sang this song to the words of Yunna Moritz in childhood, imitating the performer. Elena Kamburova recorded it for the cartoon “Pony runs in a circle.”
In the early 90s, Elena Kamburova opened the Theater of Music and Poetry in Moscow, where unusual performances, performances and concerts of the author’s song take place.