Festivals

Participants

Melba Ramos is an opera singer (soprano), laureate of international contests. She was born in Puerto Rico. She studied at the Music Conservatory in San Juan. From 1989 to 1992, she was a soloist of the opera studio at the Colon Theater (Argentina). She performed in many theaters and concert halls of the world, in particular: in New York, Barcelona, ​​Bilbao, London, and Genoa, but in recent times mostly in Germany and Austria (Volksoper, Vienna). Her repertoire includes more than twenty opera parts, including: Chio-Chio-san, Tosca, Turandot (“Madama Butterfly”, “Tosca”, “Turandot” by G. Puccini), Amelia, Macbeth, Leonora (“Un ballo in maschera”, “Macbeth”, “Il trovatore” by G. Verdi), Rusalka (“Rusalka” by A. Dvořák) and others.

Mykhailo Malafii is an opera singer (tenor), laureate of many prestigious international contests. Having graduated from Lviv National Music Academy named after M. Lysenko and having attended master classes of famous Bulgarian tenor, Kaludi Kaludov, he was appointed as a leading soloist of Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after Solomiya Krushelnytska, and in 2015 he made his debut in the part of Alfredo (“La traviata” by G. Verdi). In a short time, he mastered several large tenor parts and successfully performed as Duke, Riccardo (“Rigoletto”, “ Un ballo in maschera” by G. Verdi), Rodolfo, Pinkerton (“La Boheme”, “Madama Butterfly” by G. Puccini), Andriy (“Zaporozhets beyond the Danube” by S. Gulak-Artemovskyi). With some parts of his repertoire, as well as with the parts of MacDuff (“Macbeth” by G. Verdi) and Lensky (“Eugene Onegin” by P. Tchaikovsky), he toured in the prestigious opera houses of Poland, Bulgaria, Germany, Belarus, Slovakia, France, Hungary, Sweden, Korea. He has a great concert repertoire, which, besides opera arias, includes songs and romances of Ukrainian composers and Neapolitan songs, which he performed in many European countries.

Vasyl Vasylenko –  is a conductor, poet, People’s Artist of Ukraine, Shevchenko National Prize laureate.  He graduated from Lviv National Music Academy named after M. Lysenko (1986) and worked as a chief conductor at Kharkiv, Odesa and Donetsk Opera and Ballet theaters. He is a founder and artistic director of the International Festival of Opera Art “Golden Crown”. Vasylenko’s productions include: opera “Kateryna” by M.Arkas, “The Barber of Seville” by G. Rossini, ” La cambiale di matrimonio ” by G. Rossini (staged for the first time in Ukraine), “Othello” by G. Verdi, ” L’elisir d’amore ” by G. Donizetti, ballet “Lileia” by K. Dankevych and others. He toured in the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Switzerland and other countries of Western Europe. He has stock records on the Ukrainian radio. He published several collections of poems: “Where clear Ros flows”, “Gardens of Medvyns”, “Totoha”

Oleksandru Samoile – Musical Director and Conductor.  Aleksandru Samoile is a People’s Artist of Moldova, Laureate of State Prize and The Knight Order of Merit of The Republic of Moldova, prizewinner of The Irina Arkhipova’s Fund in 2001 (Gold Medal). Aleksandru Samoile graduated from The Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory, as well as The Mussorgsky Ural State Conservatory. Being Principal Conductor and Artistic Director in the National Opera of The Republic of Moldova аnd in State Opera of Izmir (Turkey). Aleksandru Samoile worked with The National Orchestra of Russia, The Tchaikovsky Grand Symphony Orchestra, The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, The New Philharmonic Tokyo (Japan),  in London Royal Albert Hall, The Orchestra of National Radio of Romania. Aleksandru Samoile has conducted in The Bolshoi Theatre, The Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Musical Theatre, The St. Petersburg Mikhailovsky Theatre, in the opera houses of Kyiv, Minsk, Samara, Chelyabinsk, Ufa, Yekaterinburg Istanbul, Ankara, and Anatolia. The conductor has taken part in numerous opera festivals Irina Arkhipova Presents, the International Opera Aspendos, Istanbul Opera Festival. Maestro is a co-founder and co-producer of the opera festival Maria Bieshu Invites. Aleksandru Samoile has brought up more than 70 opera and ballet productions in the theatres of many countries. Aleksandru Samoile has been Principal conductor and Musical director of the Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre since 2009.

Vasyl Vovkun – Ukrainian director, screenwriter, cultural scientist, Honored Artist of Ukraine, People’s Artist of Ukraine; Minister of Culture and Tourism of Ukraine in 2007-2010; General Manager and Artistic Director of Lviv National Opera since 2017. Vasyl Vovkun staged more than 325 cultural and artistic events: artistic shows; neo mysteries; classical operas; state, religious and professional celebrations; folk performances; national and international competitions and festivals; youth mass shows; alternative concerts; Days of Ukrainian culture and art in Germany, France, China, Slovakia, Poland, Serbia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. He works in all genres of art, often synthesizing them.  He has the experimental view of the future though comprehension of the past and present. He has staged the following operas: “Un Ballo in Maschera” by G. Verdi (Lviv National Opera, 2005), “Bogdan Khmelnytsky” by K. Dankevych, (Donetsk National Opera, 2005), “Don Giovanni” by W.-A. Mozart (joint project of Lviv National Opera and Lviv National Music Academy named after M. Lysenko, 2015), ” Le nozze di Figaro” by W.-A. Mozart (Warsaw Chamber Opera, Poland, 2015), ” La Folle Journée, ou Le Mariage de Figaro” by W.-A. Mozart (joint project of Lviv National Opera and Lviv National Music Academy named after M. Lysenko, 2016), Christmas Performance “God with us! Understand all ye nations”, and the concert-show “Oh my Sun! O sole mio!”, “Nabucco” by G. Verdi (Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater, 2017), feeria (folk-opera-balet) “When the Fern Blooms” by E. Stankovych (Lviv National opera, 2018), “Don Giovanni” by W.-A. Mozart (Lviv National opera, 2018), “Truth under the Mask” – Pulcinella, Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (Lviv National opera, 2018).

Tadei Ryndzak – Ukrainian scene designer, People’s Artist of Ukraine (2002), winner of the A.F. Shekera Award in the field of choreographic art (2015), student and follower of the pictorial art traditions of the outstanding scene designer, People’s Artist of Ukraine, Yevhen Lysyk, under whose leadership he has begun his career. He produced the stage design for operas “Prince Igor” by O. Borodin, “Rigoletto”, “Aida”, “Un Ballo in Maschera” by G. Verdi “Taras Bulba” by M. Lysenko, “Iolanta” by P. Tchaikovsky, “Stolen Happiness” by Y.Meitus, ” Moses” by M. Skoryk,” Don Giovanni “and” Le nozze di Figaro” by W.A.Mozart, ” Orphée et Euridice” C.-W. Gluck; ballet “Coppelia” by L. Delibes, “Swan Lake” by P. Tchaikovsky, “The Return of Butterfly” by G.Puccini-M.Scoryk and others. He designed scenery in St. Petersburg (“Lohengrin” by R. Wagner); in National Opera of Ukraine (“Aida” by G. Verdi, “Swan Lake” by P. Tchaikovsky), in Donetsk Opera and Ballet Theater (“Bogdan Khmelnytskyi” by K. Dankevych), in Odessa National Opera (“Nabucco” by G. Verdi). Performances with the set designs of T.Ryndzak enjoy great success during guest tours abroad (Italy, France, Germany, Luxemburg, Poland, etc.). According to the top manager of the international association “Opera Europa”, T.Ryndzak scenography has special mannerism and makes the performances of Lviv National Opera unique.

Rika Narimoto is a Japanese composer. She studied at the University of Fine Arts in Nagakute, and received a bachelor degree magna cum laude and Aichi Gouverneur Award.  Later she became a Master of Music. Now she is a professor at the Kinjo Gakuin University.  Her music is performed in her motherland and abroad.

Tsveta Dimitrova is a composer, pianist, music expert and journalist. She lives in Vienna. She studied at the State Academy of Music (Sofia, Bulgaria) at the Faculty of Theory and composition, and at the University of Music and Arts in Vienna. She is a winner of various composer contests of contemporary music in Austria (1998, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2017, 2018). Tsveta Dimitrova works as a Radio music expert in Vienna (RSO). She has numerous radio records. She toured with concerts in Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Italy, Slovakia and Bulgaria. The most prominent works of Tsveta Dimitrova are: “Umbra” for marimba and vibraphone; “Dyptychon” for clarinet and piano; “Metamorphosis” for 9 instruments and piano; “Chameleon’s Game” for percussion and piano; “Winter fantasy” for bassoon and piano.

Yuliia Homelska is a Ukrainian composer (1964-2016).  She graduated from Odesa National Music Academy named after A. Nezhdanova and Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London). From 1991 he taught composition at Odesa National Music Academy named after A.Nezhdanova. She is laureate of national and international composer contests (Great Britain, Belgium). Yuliia Homelska participated in international festivals in Europe and the USA. Her works were performed in the concert halls of London and Barcelona; her compositions were published in the UK and Switzerland. She has records on the BBC radio.

Carmella Tsepkolenko is a Ukrainian composer. She graduated from Odesa National Musical Academy named after A. Nezhdanova; finished postgraduate studies at Moscow Pedagogical Institute and received PhD degree in Pedagogy. She is a participant of numerous international festivals and forums and a laureate of international composer competitions. Carmella Tsepkolenko is an author of more than 70 compositions, many of which are recorded on 12 CDs and radio of various countries. She is an author of the idea, founder and artistic director of the International Festival of Contemporary Art “Two Days and Two Nights of New Music”. She is a professor of Odesa National Music Academy named after A.Nezhdanova, prizewinner of  B. Lyatoshynskyi Award and Honored Worker of the Arts of Ukraine.

Ensemble “Senza Sforzando” was founded in Odesa in 2001 right before the festival “Two Days and Two Nights of New Music” was launched. It performs in Ukraine and abroad as a trio, a quartet or an ensemble. The Dresden Center for Contemporary Music (DZzM) has invited two musicians of the ensemble, Oleksii Titov (accordion) and Oleksandr Perepelytsia (piano), to participate in the international project of stage music “passport”, during which an international ensemble «pass_Port» was founded with the assistance of prominent musicians and composers from Germany, Ukraine and Brazil. The project was launched at the Dresden Days of Contemporary Music Festival at the European Center for the Arts of Hellerau (Dresden, 2004). The ensemble participated in the international project “European Identity Beyond the New Borders of the European Union” (Ukraine-Hungary, 2006). In 2006, the ensemble performed live accompaniment of short films by G. Sher. The ensemble participated in the “Gogol Fest” festival (2012). The repertory of the ensemble is quite wide – music from the 18th to the 21st century. The ensemble is conducted by the pianist Olerksandr Perepelytsya-junior.

upert Bergman is a bass baritone, soloist with a voice of great range. He was born in Graz (Austria) and studied there at the Academy of Music. In 1990, he made his debut as a singer at Graz Opera House and continuing his career in several theaters in Vienna. He has participated in many music festivals in the world: Europe, Canada, Chile, Japan, Puerto Rico, the USA. His repertoire includes more than 70 parts in the operas of the composers of various countries, epochs and styles. He performed in many world premieres. His performances are called vocal theater, because he turns his performance into an exciting show. This happens contrary to the established patterns of behavior of chamber singers on the concert stage. During his first performance in Ukraine in 1997 the singer fell in love with the country and toured in Ukraine dozen times. He specializes in contemporary music. He admires music of modern Ukrainian composers and popularizes it abroad. 

Viktoria Ratsiuk is a conductor and music worker. She began her creative career in 1999.  As a symphony conductor she gave concerts of classical and contemporary music in Ukraine, Russia, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Hungary and Brazil.  Since 2006 she has been a conductor of the new music ensemble “Ricochet”, which has performed more than 200 works of contemporary composers from different countries. Together with the ensemble she launched many projects: “Ukraine-Japan Dialogue”, “Ukraine-Switzerland Dialogue”, and “Ukraine-Poland Dialogue”.  She has conducted an experimental project combining live and electronic sounds.  Viktoria Ratsiuk has been a conductor of Kharkiv National Opera and Ballet Theater since 2017.  She staged “Iolanta” by P. Tchaikovsky, “Aleko” by S. Rachmaninoff, “Flying Dutchman” by R. Wagner, “Kashchey the Deathless ” by N. Rimsky-Korsakov and ballet “Lady and a Hooligan”  by D. Shostakovich. 

Halyna Dub is a musical expert and critic. She graduated from Chernihiv Music College named after L. Revutskyi, later from National Music Academy named after P. Tchaikovsky and became a specialist in musicology. She has worked as deputy editor-in-chief of the magazine “Muzyka” from 2016. She published reviews in specialized journals “Ukrainian Theatre”, “Theatre and Concert Kyiv”, “Ukrainian Culture”, “Kultpostir”, “Moderato. All about classical music”. In 2018 she received a grant from the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation as the author of the idea and curator of the Chamber Opera Festival “Opera Weekend”.

Mykola Diadiura is a chief conductor of the National Opera of Ukraine named after T. Shevchenko, People’s Artist of Ukraine, Shevchenko National Prize laureate. He graduated from Kyiv National Music Academy named after P. Tchaikovsky. He was the chief conductor of Omsk Philharmonic society (Russia) in 1986-88, later he conducted Seoul Symphony Orchestra (South Korea). An important stage of his career is receiving a reward and a special prize from Japanese Association of Conductors at the International Conductor Competition in Tokyo in 1987. After that, M. Diadiura was invited by S.Ozava for training in the USA. Diadiura has launched the music cycles “All the symphonies of Beethoven”, “All the symphonies and concerts of Brahms”, etc. in the National Philharmonic of Ukraine. He is a conductor and a director of many theatre and concert projects: mono opera “Tenderness” by V. Gubarenko, operas “Ruslan and Lyudmila” by M. Glinka, “Fidelio” by L. Beethoven etc.   He worked with philharmonic orchestras in Italy, Poland, Russia, South Korea, and Japan as a guest conductor and participated in many music festivals. In Seoul Opera House he has staged “Tosca” by G. Puccini, “Pagliacci” by R. Leoncavallo, “Cavalleria rusticana ” by P. Mascagni. In the National Opera of Ukraine named after T. Shevchenko he conducts “The Barber of Seville” by G. Rossini, “La Boheme” by G. Puccini, “Rigoletto” by G.Verdi, “Lucia di Lammermoor” by G. Donizetti etc.    In 2005, he received the Order of Arts and Letters from French Government.

Anatolii Solovianenko is a chief director (since 2011) of the National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine, People’s Artist of Ukraine, Shevchenko National Prize laureate . He graduated from Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University, from Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, and from the National Academy of Music named after P. Tchaikovsky. He staged operas “Don Carlos” by G. Verdi, ”Moses” M. Skoryk, “Yaroslav the Wise” H. Mayboroda, “Natalka Poltavka” by M. Lysenko, “Zaporozhets beyond the Danube” by S. Gulak-Artemovsky, “Norma” V. Bellini, “Tosca” by G. Puccini and others. He has staged more than 500 international and Ukrainian cultural and artistic events.  The received “Star of Italy” Award (2015) and “The Artist of the Year” Award (2017). He is PhD in Art Studies; he combines creative work in the theater with a teaching position as associate professor of Kyiv National Music Academy named after. P. Tchaikovsky

Halyna Volovetska is a director of Lviv National Opera, Honored Artist of Ukraine. She graduated from Lviv National Music Academy named after M. Lysenko and from Karpenko-Karyi Kyiv State Theater Institute. She worked as a director at Lviv National Ukrainian Drama Theater named after Mariya Zankovetska, where she staged plays, musical compositions, concerts, and creative evenings. She received awards of many festivals of theatrical art. She was appointed as a director of Lviv National Opera in 2005, where she staged operas “L’elisir d’amore” and “Don Pasquale” by G. Donizetti, “Carmina Burana” by C. Orff, operettas “The Merry Widow” by F. Lehar, concert “We bow to you, Taras”. She restaged operas “Stolen Happiness” by Y.Meitus, “The Barber of Seville” by G. Rossini, “Carmen” by G. Bizet and others. She toured in Poland, Germany, Austria, where she adapted theatrical performances to various stages.

Iryna Stasyshyn – conductor of the Lviv National Academic Theater of Opera  named after Solomiya Krushelnytska. She works here since 2004 – after the graduation of the Lviv National Music Academy named after M. Lysenko. Performed the operas ” L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love) ” by G. Donizetti, “Natalka Poltavka” by M. Lysenko, ” Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber from Seville)” by G.Rossini, “Cinderella” by A.Spadavekkia and ” Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow) ” by F.Lehar. Her repertoire includes the operas “Orpheo ed Euridice” by C.-W.Gluk, “Don Pasquale” by G. Donizetti, “Rigoletto” and “Traviata” by G.Verdi, “Boheme” by G.Puccini, “Zaporozhets across the Danube” S. Hulak-Artemovsky, “Cavalleria rusticana” by P.Mascagni, operetta ” Die Fledermaus ” by J.Strauss and others. She is the organizer and conductor of the theater chamber orchestra. She performed in the cities of Ukraine and Poland.

National ensemble of soloists “Kyiv Camerata”  The founder – Valeryi Matiukhin. The first performance of the ensemble was given in 1977. At the beginning the ensemble specialized in contemporary Ukrainian music, and then its concerts included works of various epochs and genres. Since 1977 the ensemble has performed a large number of premier performances of works of Ukrainian contemporary composers, such as: V. Sylvestrov, I. Karabyts, Ye. Stankovych, M. Skoryk, I. Shcherbakov, H. Havrylets, Z. Almashi, K. Tsypkolenko and others, in general more than a thousand works by Ukrainian authors. Due to these remarkable presentations of the works of contemporary composers, Ukraine is being more recognized in the world.    The professional level of the ensemble is so high that each of the forty musicians can perform a leading part. The ensemble had guest tours in European countries, the USA and China.

Valery Matiukhin is a well-known Ukrainian conductor, pianist, musician, People’s Artist of Ukraine, Shevchenko National Prize laureate. He made a significant contribution to the development of Ukrainian musical art, to the promotion of the works of contemporary Ukrainian composers. He is a delicate interpreter and first performer of many works of Ukrainian composers. He conducts actively both in Ukraine and abroad – in France, Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Armenia, Croatia and other countries.

Yevhen Stankovych – prominent Ukrainian composer, People’s Artist of Ukraine, Shevchenko National Prize laureate, Hero of Ukraine. He wrote nine chamber symphonies, ballets “Olga”, “May Night”, “Christmas Eve”, “Vikings”, “The Lord of Borysthenes”, a large number of oratorios, chamber, vocal and instrumental works, vocal and symphonic poems “Black Elegy”, “Requiem mass for the victims of Holodomor”, as well as music for many performances and films. His elegant composing technique, detailed polyphonic texture, lyricism and full-blooded post-romantic orchestration add warmth and expression to his music. This composer is one of the key figures in the modern music of Ukraine. The works of Y. Stankovych are performed in concert halls of Germany, France, Spain, Canada, the USA and the countries of Eastern Europe. His works are recorded by many music companies.

Zoltan Almashi is a composer, soloist-cellist, and member of Kyiv Camerata and “Ricochet” ensembles as well as a participant of V.Runchak’s project “New music in Ukraine”. Zoltan Almashi is a laureate of S.Prokofiev, L.Revutskyi, B.Liatashynskyi Prizes. As a composer and a performer, he actively participates in all the major festivals of contemporary music in Ukraine: Contrasts, Music of Young Forum, Kyiv Music Fest, Music Premieres of the Season, Two Days and Two Nights of Modern Music. He is the author of more than 60 works for various casts, but mainly for chamber orchestra. His music is performed in Switzerland, France, Poland, Holland, Belarus and Moldova by National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine under baton of V. Sirenko, Leopolis Orchestra, Josef Yermin, Lidia Futorska, Anna Savytska, Ralph van Raath, etc. Zoltan Almashi has been a teacher at the National Music Academy of Ukraine named after P. Tchaikovsky since 2002.  

Yuriy Shevchenko is a composer, winner of Kyiv Pectoral Award, Honored Worker of Arts of Ukraine, associate member of National Academy of Arts of Ukraine. His creative heritage includes ballets “Katrusia”, “Perun Night”, “Cinderella”; symphonic and choreographic suites “Seasons”; pastoral suites for woodwind, wind, percussion instruments and harp; cantatas for children’s choir “Sontse-Yarylo”, etc. Yuriy Shevchenko is known as a popular theatre composer.  He created music for the plays such as “Scandal School” by R. Sheridan, “Madam ministress” by B. Nushych, “My mocking luck” by L.Maliuhin and others, which are staged at the National Academic Theater of Russian Drama named after Lesya Ukrainka; “Winter Evening” by M. Starytskyi, “Pathetic Sonata” by M. Kulish, “Forest Song” by Lesya Ukrainka and others, staged at the National Academic Drama Theater named after I. Franko. He deeply feels the specificity of the stage and drama material.

Mykhailo Dutchak is a chief conductor (since 2005) of Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after Solomiya Krushelnytska, Honored Art Worker of Ukraine, People’s Artist of Ukraine. He has been working at the theater since 1976 after graduating from Lviv National Music Academy named after M. Lysenko. His repertoire includes more than fifty operas and ballets. He has staged operas “Zaporozhets beyond the Danube” by S. Gulak-Artemovsky, “Natalka Poltavka” by M.Lysenko, “Moses” M. Skoryk, “ La traviata” and “Un ballo in maschera” by G. Verdi, “Orpheus and Eurydice” by C. W.Gluck, “Carmen” by G.  Bizet, “The Haunted Manor” by S. Moniuszko, operetta “The Gypsy Baron” by J. Strauss, cantata “Carmina Burana” by C. Orff and “Requiem” by G. Verdi, ballets “Lileia” by K. Dankevych, “Forest song” by M. Skorulskyi, “Return of Butterfly” by G. Puccini and M. Skoryk etc.    He is a laureate of “Glory of Lviv” Award (2001). He conducted master classes for young opera conductors from Europe and Asia in Burgas (Bulgaria, 2009). He toured in Poland, France, Austria, Germany, and Qatar.

Andrii Yurkevych is a conductor, musical director of the National Opera of Moldova. He graduated from the faculty of opera and symphonic conducting and finished postgraduate studies at Lviv National Music Academy named after M. Lysenko, where he worked in 1999-2002. In 2001-2002, he was a trainee at the Grand Theater in Warsaw. In 2002 he studied at the Conservatory named after G. Rossini (Pesaro, Italy). In 2006-2009, he cooperated with Odesa National Opera and Ballet Theater, where he worked as a conductor in 2008-2009. In Western Europe, he made his debut in Rome Opera House, conducting the ballet “Swan Lake” by P. Tchaikovsky. Since 2007, he has directed operas at the famous theaters of Europe and America. He conducted operas in Austria (Vienna), Switzerland (Zurich), Belgium (Brussels), Germany (Berlin, Munich), Greece (Athens), Spain (Madrid, Barcelona), Chile (Santiago), the USA (San Francisco), and in many theaters of Italy (Genoa, Bologna, Palermo, Florence, etc.). In 2014-2017 he worked as a chief conductor at the Grand Theater in Warsaw. He was the first Ukrainian conductor who managed the most prestigious opera house in Poland. He became the first Ukrainian maestro who conducted performances at the national theaters in Austria and Switzerland.

Tatiana Busuioc is a leading soloist of the National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Moldova, Honored Artist of Moldova. She graduated from Tiraspol Music College and Odesa Music Academy named after A. Nezhdanova. She cooperated with many opera theaters of Ukraine, Romania, Italy, France, and Britain. She performed on the world opera stages. Her repertoire includes more than twenty mezzo-soprano parts: Amneris, Azucena, Ulrica, Eboli (“Aida”, “ Il trovatore”, “Un ballo in maschera”, “Don Carlos” by G. Verdi), Carmen (“Carmen” by G. Bizet), Suzuki (“Madama Butterfly” by G. Puccini) and others.    Since 2006 she has been an associate professor of the Department of Solo Singing at Chisinau Academy of Music and Arts. Her students are the laureates of prestigious international competitions.

Chisinau Academy of Music and Arts. Her students are the laureates of prestigious international competitions.

Tetiana Olenych is a leading soprano of Lviv National Opera and Ballet Theater named after S. Krushelnytska. She is a winner of the International Competition and Wagner Scholarship holder. She graduated from Lviv National Music Academy named after M. Lysenko and finished postgraduate studies at the same educational establishment. He has dozens of opera parts in her repertoire, including Amelia, Aida, Leonora, Abigaille (“Un ballo in maschera”, “Aida”, “Il Trovatore”, “Nabucco” by G. Verdi), Tosca (“Tosca” by G. Puccini) , Blessed Shadow (“Orfeo ed Euridice”, C.W.Gluck), Odarka (“Zaporozhets beyond the Danube” by S. Gulak-Artemovskyi) etc. She has toured in Poland, Germany, Luxembourg, Serbia, and Belgium.

Liubov Kachala is a leading soprano of Lviv National Opera and Ballet Theater named after S. Krushelnytska, Honored Artist of Ukraine.  She graduated from Lviv State Music College named after S. Liudkevych and from Lviv National Music Academy named after M. Lysenko (Vocal Faculty). She was a leading soloist of Kyiv National Operetta for two years. She has been working in Lviv Opera since 2002. Her repertoire includes more than twenty leading parts, which she performs with great talent and vocal skills. Her best parts are those from Ukrainian classic operas: Natalka (“Natalka Poltavka” by M. Lysenko), Oksana (“Zaporozhets beyond the Danube ” by S. Gulak-Artemovskyi), Liya (“Moses” by M. Skoryk), Anna (“Stolen Happiness” by Y. Meitus).

Liudmyla Ostash is an opera singer (soprano), laureate of international competitions. After graduating from Lviv National Music Academy named after M. Lysenko in 2012, she was appointed as a leading soloist of Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after S. Krushelnytska. Her repertoire includes dozen of different parts, including: Pamina, Elvira (“The Magic Flute”, “Don Giovani” by W.A. Mozart), Oksana (“Zaporozhetsy beyond the Danube” by S. Gulak-Artemovsky), Mimi (‘ La boheme” G. Puccini), Saffi (“The Gypsy Baron” by J. Strauss), Nedda (“Pagliacci” by R. Leoncavallo), Norina (“Don Pasquale” by G.Donizetti), Violetta (“La traviata” by G.Verdi), Micaela (“Carmen” by G. Bizet), Iolanta (“Iolanta” by P. Tchaikovsky) and others.

Serhii Mahera is an opera soloist (bass), laureate of many prestigious international contests, People’s Artist of Ukraine, Shevchenko National Prize laureate. He graduated from Lviv National Music Academy named after M. Lysenko and worked at Lviv National Opera. Since 1998 he has been a soloist of the National Opera of Ukraine. He toured in prestigious world theatres, in Germany, the USA, Denmark, Poland, Italy, France, Belgium, Holland, Hungary. The singer has sonorous bass of great range and a beautiful timbre palette.  His repertoire includes arias of various styles and characters: Moses (“Moses” by M. Skoryk), Yaroslav the Wise (“Yaroslav the Wise” by H. Maiboroda), Sobakin (“The Tsar’s Bride” by M.Rimsky-Korsakov), Gremin, Kochubei (“Eugene Onegin”, “Mazepa” by P. Tchaikovsky), Pimen, Kum (“Boris Godunov”, “The Fair at Sorochyntsi” by M. Mussorgsky), Basilio (“The Barber of Seville” by G. Rossini), Ferrando, Zaccaria, Monterone, Ramfis, Banco (“Il trovatore”, “Nabucco”, “Rigoletto”, “Aida”, “Macbeth” by G. Verdi), Leporello (“Don Giovanni” W. A. Mozart), Count Capulet (“Romeo and Juliet” by C. Gounod), Oroveso (“Norma” by V. Bellini), Dulcamara (“L’elisir d’amore” by G. Donizetti) and others.

Stefan-Marian Pop born in Bistrita (Romania) he got his degree at the “Gheorghe Dima” Musical Academy in Cluj Napoca. He has won several International Competitions. His brillant career brought him quickly to sing: Ilmatrimonio segreto (Paolino) at the Hungarian Opera in Cluj-Napoca; L’Elisir d’amore (Nemorino) at the Romanian National Opera in Timisoara, Trieste, Hamburg, Covent Garden in London, Bucharest National Opera; La Traviata (Alfredo) at the Rome Opera, at the Greek National Opera, at the Wiener Staatsoper, in Trieste, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Genova, Palermo, Bucharest, Tel-Aviv, Naples, Malta, Taormina, at La Fenice in Venice; La Sonnambula (Elvino) at the Wiener Staatsoper; Otello (Cassio) at the Zurich Opernhaus; Rigoletto (Duca di Mantova) in Seoul, at the Royal Opera House in London, at the Opéra de Paris, in Sanxay, Naples, Novara and Palermo; Gounod’s Faust in Bucharest, at Opera Rijeka in Croatia, at the Hong Kong Cultural Center; Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio) at the Opéra Bastille in Paris; La Bohème (Rodolfo) at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, in Parma, Singapore and Taiwan; Norma (Pollione) in Naples, Madrid, Otsu, Genova, Venice… He has worked with such important conductors as: Evelino Pidò, Andrea Battistoni, Daniele Gatti, Simone Young, Michele Mariotti, Riccardo Frizza, Omer Wellber, Marko Letonja, Donato Renzetti, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Fabio Luisi, Zubin Mehta, Nello Santi.

Vitalii Bilyi is an opera soloist (baritone), laureate of international competitions. He graduated from Odesa National Music Academy named after A.Nezhdanova (choral conducting and opera singing). Since 1997 he has been a soloist of Odesa State Choir, and since 2000 he has been working in Odesa Opera and Ballet Theater (debuted in the part of Giorgio Germont in “La Traviata” by G. Verdi).  In 2002 he worked in New Opera Theater (Moscow). In 2004, he began to perform in Western Europe and the United States. He had a notable success in famous world theaters: Metropolitan Opera (New York, USA), La Scala (Milan, Italy), Opera Bastille (Paris, France), New Israeli opera (Tel Aviv), La Fenice (Venice, Italy). Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow), Mariinsky Theatre (Saint Petersburg), San Francisco Opera (USA), Teatro di San Carlo (Naples) and others. His repertoire includes more than twenty parts, among which: Riccardo (“I puritani” by V. Bellini), di Luna, Giorgio Germont, Rodrigo, Renato, Nabucco, Amonasro (“ Il trovatore”, “ La traviata”, “Don Carlos”, “Un ballo in maschera” , “Nabucco”, “Aida” by G. Verdi), Escamillo, Zurga (“Carmen”, “The Pearl Finders” by G. Bizet). Alfio (“Cavalleria rusticana” by P. Mascagni), Silvio (“Pagliacci” by R. Leoncavallo), Marcello (“ La boheme” by G. Puccini), Onegin, Robert, Ibn-Hakia (“Eugene Onegin”, “Iolanta” by P. Tchaikovsky) etc.

Roman Trokhymuk is a leading soloist at Lviv National Opera (tenor), the winner of the International competition of opera singers named after S. Krushelnytska, Honored Artist of Ukraine, a scholarship holder of the Wagner Society. His repertoire includes more than twenty complicated parts, such as Riccardo, Alfredo, Duke (“Un ballo in maschera”, “La traviata”, “Rigoletto” by G. Verdi), Rodolfo, Pinkerton, Cavaradossi (“La boheme”, ” Madama Butterfly”, “Tosca” by G. Puccini), Stefan (“The Haunted Manor” by S. Moniuszko) and others. With the theatre he toured in Poland, Germany, Holland, Belgium. He was invited to guest performances to all opera theaters of Ukraine, as well as to the leading theaters of Western Europe. He has a great concert repertoire.