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Day 4. Aida


Conductor of the Opera and Ballet House of the Republic of Moldova

Diploma holder of the ІІ Turchak National Conductors’ Competition (Kiev, 1998), Scholarship recipient from Accademia Musicale Chigiana di Siena (under guidance of Gianluigi Gelmetti , Italy).

Mr. Yurkevich is a graduate of Lviv Lysenko National Academy of Music. He also had additional training at Warsaw theatre “Teatrze Wielkim” Jacek Kaspszyk (2001–2002), at G. Rossini Conservatoire under F. Zandona (Pesaro, Italy), summer Accademia Rossiniani under A. Zedda (Pesaro, Italy).

Mr. Yurkevich conducted at the S. Krushelnytska Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet House, at the Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, Opera of Roma, at The Theatre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, at the Bavarian State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, in the opera houses of Cologne, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, San Francisco, at the Big Theatre of Liceu in Barcelona, Royal Theater of Madrid The Teatro Real. 

Stage Director
Carlo Antonio DE LUCIA

Prizewinner for a number of international singing contests, the most significant of which are Voci Verdiane (Parma, Italy) and Ismaele Voltolini Singing Contest (Mantua, Italy).

As a soloist Carlo Antonio de Lucia performed operatic parts of Don Alvaro (La forza del destino), Alfredo (La traviata ), Manrico (Il trovatore), Radames (Aida) in the operas by Giuseppe Verdi, as well as parts of Rudolfo (La boheme), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Pinkerton (Madam Butterfly) in the operas by Giacomo Puccini.

As a producing director Maestro de Lucia has brought up operas in Italy, South Korea, Belarus, and Russia, in particular, Un ballo in maschera, Don Carlos, Nabucco, Aida, La traviata, Il trovatore, Rigoletto by G. Verdi, Il barbiere di Siviglia by G. Rossini, Don Pascuale, L’elisir d’amore by G. Donizetti, La Serva Padrona by G.Pergolesi, La Giaconda by Amalcare Ponchielli, Carmen by Bizet, La fanciulla del West, Tosca, La boheme, Madam Butterfly, Turandot by Giacomo Puccini, etc.

Carlo Antonio de Lucia has been a producer for a number of operatic festivals, such as Lario Lirica in Como (Italy) from 1998 to 2006, Bitonto Opera Festival (2006), Stagione Lirica in Lecce (2011, 2012), as well as for the operatic season of 2005/2006 in Manzoni Theatre in Rome.

Carlo Antonio de Lucia has been an operatic impresario since 1998. The Ministry of Theatre Productions of Italy noted his excellence in impresario work in 2003. 

Scenic and costume designer
Alessandra POLIMENO

Alessandra Polimeno graduated from the St. Luke Rome Academy of Fine Arts in 1995 (coached by Prof. Castelli).

She worked as a scenic and costume designer in a number of documentary and feature films between 2001 and 2005. Alessandra was the scenic designer for the opera Rita by G. Donizetti (2005), La principessa fedele by Alessandro Skarlatti (2006), La Serva Padrona by G. Pergolesi (2006) produced in the Musical Theatre Mimus Minuscolo. One of the original scenic works of 2012 is the scenic design of the opera Carmen by G. Bizet on the stages of The Garibaldi Theatre Politeama and The Marruchino Theatre.




Soprano. Soloist of T. Shevchenko National Opera of Ukraine

Prizewinner in A. Solovyanenko Young Singers’ Competition SOLOVYINY YARMAROK (2004), E.Obraztsova Vocal Competition (2005), P. Domingo Competition OPERALIA (2008) a holder of a prize for the best rendering of Russian music in F. Vinas International Competition for Young Singers (2011).

Ms. Kramareva is a graduate of I. Kotlyarevsky Kharkiv National Arts University (solo singing class of L. Tsurkan). The singer’s repertoire includes lead parts in the operas Aida, Don Carlo, Un ballo in maschera, Il trovatore by G. Verdi, Norma by Bellini, Eugene Onegin, The Queen of Spades by P. Tchaikovsky, Aleko by S. Rachmaninoff, Prince Igor by Borodin, etc.


Tenor. Soloist of the Mariinsky Theater.

Prizewinner of the XIX M. Glinka International Singing Competition (2001) and of I. Arkhipova Foundation (2004).

Mr. Amonov is a graduate of K. Sagyrbayev Alma-Ata State Conservatoire (E. Serkebayev’s class).

His repertoire includes vocal parts from the operas by Modest Mussorgsky (Khovanshchina), M. Rimsky-Korsakov (Mlada, The legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia), Pyotr Tchaikovsky (The Enchantress, the Queen of Spades, Iolantha), Sergey Prokofiev (War and Peace); Giuseppe Verdi (Nabucco and Il trovatore, Un ballo in maschera, Don Carlo), G. Puccini (Tosca, Turandot), R. Wagner (Die Walkure, Parsifal) and others. 



Tetyana SPAS’KA
Mezzo-soprano. Soloist of the Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre. Honoured Artist of Ukraine

Prizewinner in Dvorak International Singers’ Competition (1993), prizewinner in International Opera Singers’ Competition Pushkin’s 200th Anniversary held under UNESCO (1999).

Ms. Spas’ka is a graduate of the Nezhdanova Odessa National Academy of Music (class of Prof. G. Polivanova).

The singer’s repertoire includes Carmen (Carmen by G. Bizet), Amneris (Aida by G. Verdi), Azucena (II trovatore by G. Verdi), Magdalena (Rigoletto by G. Verdi), Konchakovna (Prince Igor by A. Borodin), Olga (Eugene Onegin by P. Tchaikovsky), Countess and Paulina (The Queen of Spades by P. Tchaikovsky) and many others. 

Mikhail KIT
Bass. Soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre. People’s Artist of Russia. Recipient of the medal of the Order For Services to the Fatherland, second class

Prizewinner in the M. Glinka All Union Singing Competition (1973), the International Youth and Student Festival Competition in Havana (1977), prizewinner at the International Francisco Vines Young Opera Singers’ Competition in Barcelona, Grand-prix (1978).

Mr. Kit is a graduate of the Nezhdanova Odessa National Academy of Music.

The singer’s repertoire includes lead bass parts from the key operas by Russian composers, in particular, by M. Glinka (Ruslan and Lyudmila, Ivan Susanin), Modest Mussorgsky (Boris Godunov and Khovanshchina), A. Borodin (Prince Igor), P. Tchaikovsky (Eugene Onegin, Mazepa, Iolantha), M. Rimsky-Korsakov (The Maid of Pskov, Sadko, The Tale of Tsar Saltan), S. Prokifiev (The Love for Three Oranges, War and Peace); as well as lead arts from the famous operas by G. Verdi (Aida, Othello), W. A. Mozart (Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflote), R. Wagner (Lohengrin, Das Rheingold, Parsifal). 

Stanislav TRIFONOV
Baritone. Soloist of the Bolshoi National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus

Recipient of the F. Skorina Medal “For the Highest Degree of Professionalism and Contribution into Development of National Cultures and Arts“. Mr. Trifonov is a graduate of the Nezhdanova Odessa National Academy of Music (class of V. Navrotsky).

Prizewinner of numerous international opera singers’ competitions. His repertoir includes lead parts in operas by G. Verdi (Nabucco, Macbeth, Un ballo in maschera, Il trovatore, Aida, La traviata), G. Puccini (Tosca, Madam Butterfly, La boheme), G.Rossini (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), G. Bizet (Carmen), S. Rachmaninoff (Aleko), P. Tchaikovsky («Eugene Onegin), A. Borodin (Prince Igor), etc.


    October, 2016