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Today we're introducing you to Ukrainian baritone @bailante, our Giorgio Germont in this September's production of #LaTraviata at the @gohbelfast with the @ulsterorchestra. We are delighted to welcome Yuri back to Belfast - those of you who came to see 'La Bohème' last year will remember him as our wonderful Marcello. Yuriy Yurchuk was born in Kyiv and studied Vocal Performance at DePaul University School of Music. A former Jette Parker Young Artist, his previous roles for The Royal Opera include Baron Duphol (La Traviata) Marcello (La bohème), Blazes (The Lighthouse), Germano (La Scala di Seta), Angelotti (Tosca), Dumas (Andrea Chénier), Prince Yamadori (Madama Butterfly), Mandarin (Turandot), Flemish Deputy (Don Carlo), Johann (Werther), and Schlemil (Les Contes d’Hoffmann). Other recent/upcoming engagements include Marcello for Northern Ireland Opera, Opernhaus Zürich and Opera North, Carlo Gérard (Andrea Chénier) for Chelsea Opera Group, Eugene Onegin for Ukraine National Opera, Lescaut (Manon) and Ping (Turandot) for Opernhaus Zürich, Il Conte di Luna (Il trovatore) for Opéra de Baugé, and Count Rodolfo in Foroni’s Margherita for Wexford Festival Opera. Book now via the bio link or at! . . . . @artscouncilni #GiorgioGermont #Verdi #Traviata #Ukrainian #ukrainianoperasingers #Belfast #whatsonni #septemberevents #grandoperahouse #classicopera #operalife #operasingersofinstagram #operafans #operalover #opera #baritone #germont #verdioperas #northernirelandevents #cultureweekend #operatraveller
Find out more about our 'Violetta' in our forthcoming production of #LaTraviata @gohbelfast this September where we will be joined by the @ulsterorchestra for the first time since before the pandemic. Australian soprano @siobhanstagg will be joining us in just a few weeks when rehearsals start in Belfast for @cameronmenziesdirector new production of this classic Verdi opera. Siobhan will be making her role debut with us as Violetta. Her character, Violetta Valéry, is a courtesan who is deeply in love with the romantic Alfredo Germont. The two leave the dizzying heights of Paris society for the country but their love affair threatens to shame Alfredo’s family name . When his father confronts her and asks her to break off her relationship with Alfredo to save the reputation of Alfredo's sister, in an act of self-sacrifice Violetta agrees to leave her one true love and ends up paying the ultimate price. Siobhan Stagg was a member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin from 2013-19 where her roles included Pamina ‘Die Zauberflöte’, Sophie ‘Der Rosenkavalier’, Tytania ‘A Midsummer Nights’ Dream’, Gilda ‘Rigoletto’, Micaëla ‘Carmen’, Adele ‘Die Fledermaus’, Zerlina ‘Don Giovanni’, Musetta ‘La bohème’, Contessa di Folleville ‘Il viaggio a Reims’, Marguerite de Valois ‘Les Huguenots’ and Waldvogel and Woglinde in ‘The Ring Cycle’ conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. She has sung the title role in Cendrillon for the Lyric Opera of Chicago; Pamina for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Sophie ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ for the Opernhaus Zurich; Mélisande for Opera de Dijon and Australia’s Victorian Opera (for which she received the Green Room Award for Best Female Lead in an Opera); Gilda, Blonde and Cordelia in Aribert Reimann’s ‘Lear’ for the Hamburgische Staatsoper; Najade ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’ for the Bayerische Staatsoper; Blonde for the Dutch National Opera; staged performances of Mozart’s Requiem at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Morgana ‘Alcina’ and Marzelline ‘Fidelio’ for the Grand Théâtre de Genève. @artscouncilni @belfastmusic_scene #opera #soprano #roledebut #violetta #belfast #loveopera #australiansoprano #septemberevents #verdi #whatson #booknow #operalife #operafans