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23 Jan

Larysa Zuienko and Vasyl Dobrovolskyi will debut in “Eugene Onegin”

The opera soloist Vasyl Dobrovolskyi will debut in the main part in the earliest performance “Eugene Onegin” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The People’s Artist of Ukraine Larysa Zuienko for the first time will appear as Larina.

Larysa Zuienko in the opera “Madama Butterfly” (left) and Vasyl Dobrovolskyi in “Don Giovanni”. Photo by Yurii Lytvynenko

Vasyl Dobrovolskyi (baritone) is a laureate of the International Vocal Competition in Vorzel (Kyiv region) and the All-Ukrainian Vocal Competition in Kharkiv. He graduated from Odessa State (now National) Music Academy named after Antonina Nezhdanova the class of solo singing in 2010. He has been working at Odessa Opera House since 2009. He performed the part of Don Giovanni in the opera of the same name by Mozart, Prince Yeletskyi in “The Queen of Spades” by Tchaikovsky, Lord Enrico in “Lucia di Lammermoor” by Donizetti, Marchese d'Obigny in “La Traviata” by Verdi, Schaunard in “La Boheme” and Ping in “Turandot”, etc.

Larysa Zuienko (soprano) graduated from Odessa State Conservatory (now - Odessa National Music Academy) named after Antonina Nezhdanova. She has been working at Odessa Opera House since 1988. She participated in the concerts of Opera Stars in Toronto, in the performances in Austrian Kufstein, in opera festivals in Lviv, Odessa, Qatar, Larnaca and Estonian Kuressaare. The artist was invited twice to the performances of Opera Bastille in Paris: in 1997 - in “La Traviata” by Giuseppe Verdi (the part of Violetta) and in 2000 - in “War and Peace” by Serhii Prokofiev (parts of Natasha Rostova and Duniasha). In 2000-2005 she collaborated with Ellen Kent and Opera International, and toured in England, Scotland, Ireland. She is a lecturer at the Department of Solo Singing of Odessa National Academy of Music named after Antonina Nezhdanova.

In the performance on January 25 the part of Tatiana will be performed by Yuliia Tereshchuk. The other roles include Honoured Artists of Ukraine Vladyslav Horai (Lensky) and Tetiana Spasska (Nanny), as well as Kateryna Tsymbaliuk (Olga), Viktor Shevchenko (Gremin), Serhii Krasnykh (Triquet) and Denys Khotiachuk (Zaretsky).

The performance will be conducted by the chief conductor of the theatre Viacheslav Chernukho-Volich.