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5 Mar

Stellar cast will perform “Lucia di Lammermoor” on March 7

The opera “Lucia di Lammermoor” by Gaetano Donizetti will be performed by a stellar cast on March 7 in our theatre. We have invited Honoured Artist of Ukraine Susanna Chakhoian from National Opera of Ukraine (Kyiv) and Vitalii Bilyi, soloist of La Scala, the Metropolitan Opera and Vienna State Opera House for the parts of Lucia and Lord Enrico.

Susanna Chakhoian (soprano) is a winner of a number of international vocal competitions. She was awarded the Order of St. Barbara, the Gold Medal of the Ministry of Culture of Armenia. She is a graduate of Odessa Conservatory (now Odessa National Music Academy) named after A. V. Nezhdanova and National Music Academy. Susanna Chakhoian is a soloist of National Opera of Ukraine since 1999, constantly performs solo concerts and chamber programmes. She toured in Italy, France, Holland, Austria.

Vitalii Bilyi (baritone) is a laureate of numerous international vocal competitions. He is a graduate of Odessa National Music Academy named after A. Nezhdanova. In 2000 he began his career as an opera singer at Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre with the part of Lord Enrico in “Lucia di Lammermoor”. He participated in the productions of National Opera of Ukraine, worked in the Moscow theatre "New Opera". Since 2004 he began an international career. He sang in the Santiago Municipal Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Teatro Verdi, The New Israeli Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Vienna State Opera, the Bolshoi Theatre, the Mariinsky Theatre and other leading theatres of the world.

The partners of our guests on the stage will be the leading soloists of Odessa Opera House Oleh Zlakoman (Sir Edgardo), Dmytro Pavliuk (Raymond Bidebend), Andrii Perfilov (Normanno), Ilona Skrypnyk (Alice), as well as Pavlo Smyrnov,, who will first perform the part of Lord Arturo.

The performance will be conducted by the chief conductor of the theatre Viacheslav Chernukho-Volich. The director of the updated version is Pavlo Koshka.