Published on March 5th, 2012 02:09 PM
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Opera Lively has interviewed Russian baritone Vasily Ladyuk, who sang the title role in our partners Opera Carolina's performance of Tchaikovsky's opera Eugene Onegin in Charlotte, NC, on March 17, 22, and 25, 2012. [Opera Lively interview # 13]
Mr. Ladyuk is a singer of vast international experience in the greatest opera houses of the world. His Metropolitan Opera credits include Andrei Bolkonsky in Prokofiev’s War and Peace and Silvio in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. Last year he made his debut at Teatro alla Scala in the title role of Eugene Onegin and performed the role of Giorgio Germont in Verdi’s La traviata at the Teatro Fenice in Venice. Other credits include Onegin at the Paris Opera Bastille, Puccini’s Madame Butterfly at the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, and Shchelkalov in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov at the Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie in Brussels. Recent engagements included performances of Onegin at the Royal Opera Covent Garden with a visit of the Bolshoi and a return to the Metropolitan as Harlequin in Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos.