HomeNewsNews for March 2013Today the Odessa Opera soloist Vladislav Gorai was awarded the title of the Honoured Artist of Ukraine

27 Mar

Today the Odessa Opera soloist Vladislav Gorai was awarded the title of the Honoured Artist of Ukraine

Today President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovich signed Decree “On awarding theatre workers of Ukraine”. In particular, The Odessa Opera and Ballet Company soloist Vladislav Gorai (tenor) was given the title of the Honoured Artist of Ukraine.

The Decree reads that the singer was awarded this title “for the personal significant input into the development of theatrical art, considerable achievements in creating artworks, highly professional performance and as a greeting on the International Day of Theatre”.

Dear Vladislav,
The staff and management of the Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre greet you on obtaining this title and wish you further artistic achievements!


Vladislav Gorai was born in Zhitomir, Ukraine. He started playing the piano when he was seven. Between 1984 and 1988 Vladislav studied the piano, choir singing and conducting at State Vinnitza Teachers’ Training Institute, Music Department. Then he entered the Nezhdanova State Odessa Conservatory in 1988 and graduated from the Chair of Solo Singing in 1993. Between 1995 and 1998 Mr. Gorai was a post-graduate student in solo singing at the Odessa State Conservatory.

His achievements include a Laureate rank in Karlovy-Vary International Competition for Singers that he obtained in 1995 (Czech Republic) and a Laureate rank in Khmelnitzkiy National Competition of Chamber Music obtained in 1990 (Ukraine).

Vladislav Gorai has been a soloist for The Odessa Opera Company since 1993.

Vladislav Gorai as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni by Mozart. First night, 28.04.2012. Photo by Tetyana Strelnikova

Mr Gorai has toured Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Germany, UK, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Lebanon, Israel, Poland, Canada, Holland, USA, Russia, Macao, China and France.

His operatic repertoire incudes Rigoletto (Duca), La Boheme (Rodolfo), Traviata (Alfredo), Lucia di Lamermour (Edgardo), Il Barbiere di Sevilia (Il Conte Almaviva), Prince Igor (Vladimir Igorevich), Mozart e Salieri (Mozart), Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio).