HomeNewsNews for April 2013The trainee soloist of the Odessa Opera Igor Tsarkov has won the First Prize at the Singing Competition SOLOVYINY YARMAROK (Nightingale Fair)

25 Apr

The trainee soloist of the Odessa Opera Igor Tsarkov has won the First Prize at the Singing Competition SOLOVYINY YARMAROK (Nightingale Fair)

The trainee soloist of the Odessa Opera Igor Tsarkov (bass) has won the First Prize at the Sixth Open Singing Competition for Young Vocalists SOLOVYINY YARMAROK (Nightingale Fair) named after Anatoly Solovyanenko. The forum took place in Donetsk from April 17 to April 22, 2013 with 27 young promising singers participating in it. 

Igor Tsarkov won with following programme: the part of Maximilian from the opera I masnadieri (The Bandits) by Giuseppe Verdi, Mefistofele’s aria from the same name opera by Arrigo Boito, Don Basilio’s aria from Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) by Gioachino Rossini and Krivonos’s aria from the opera Bogdan Khmelnitsky by Constantine Dankevich.

“Igor has a rare in its strength and beauty voice. He joined the theater being a fourth year student of the Nezhdanova Music Academy and has been working there ever since. Igor is quite promising as he stands out not only for his voice but also for the serious attitude towards his work. He is thoughtful and hardworking, these two traits can become the basement for his future success”, Vasily Navrotsky, People’s Artist of Ukraine, Artistic Manager for the Odessa Opera and Igor’s voice coach says.

Igor Tsarkov was admitted into the trainee group of The Odessa Opera in October 2011. He debuted as Bertran in Iolanta by P. Tchaikovsky. Since then he has performed the parts of Il Commendatore (Don Pedro) from the opera Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart, Timur, the deposed King of Tartary from the opera Turandot by Giacomo Puccini and the King of Egypt from the opera Aida by Giuseppe Verdi. The singer is working on the part of Ramfis from Aida at the moment.

Igor Tsarkov as the King of Egypt in Aida. Photo by Yuri Litvinenko, January 25, 2013. 

The staff and management of the Odessa Opera are greeting Igor Tsarkov on obtaining The First Prize and wish him good luck in getting new awards!

Reference. The Open Singing Competition for Young Vocalists SOLOVYINY YARMAROK (Nightingale Fair) was established in 2000 in Donetsk. They named it after an outstanding Ukrainian operatic singer, People’s Artist of Ukraine and The Hero of Ukraine Anatoly B. Solovyanenko(lyric and drama tenor). The competition is open for the best graduate students of the Music Academies and Conservatories from Ukraine and the CIC countries. This year the panel was headed by Alexander Dyachenko, People’s Artist of Ukraine, Ass. Professor, Chairperson for the Department of Solo Singing in The Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine, soloist of the Shevchenko National Academic Opera.

The Seventh SOLOVYINY YARMAROK will take place in 2015.