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Ukrainian soprano Uliana Alexyuk joined the ensemble of the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe (State Theatre Karlsruhe) in the 2015/16 season and has been celebrated so far in roles such as Violetta Valéry (La traviata), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Olympia (Les contes d’Hoffmann), Sharp-Ears, the Vixen (The Cunning Little Vixen), Nanetta in Falstaff, Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Blondchen in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Frasquita (Carmen), Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Iris in Handel’s Semele, Waldvogel in Siegfried, Servilia in La clemenza di Tito, Celia in Lucio Silla, in the title role in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, as the 5. Maid in Elektra, as well as in recitals and concerts. Already in the 2014/15 season, she made guest appearances at the State Theatre Karlsruhe as Musetta in La bohème, Princess/Fire/Nightingale in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges, and the title role in Stravinsky’s Nightingale, among others.
In the 2021/22 season Uliana Alexyuk made her debut at Zurich Opera as Woglinde in the new production of Wagner’s Das Rheingold and her role debut as Norina in the new production of Don Pasquale at State Theatre Karlsruhe, where sang as well Lauretta (Gianni Schicci) and Sandrina (Violante) in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera.
In addition to her engagements in Karlsruhe, she appeared as Frasquita with the Basel Chamber Orchestra at the Gstaad Menhin Festival in the 2019/20 season, as Waldvogel at the Grand Théâtre de Geneve in the 2018/19 season, and together with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kiril Karabits in Mendelssohn’s Ein Sommernachtstraum at the Vienna Musikverein.
In the 2017/18 season, she sang Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Opéra de Tours and returned to Houston Grand Opera as Blondchen, where she participated in the prestigious Young Artists program between 2013-14 and was acclaimed there as Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Mrs. Nordström in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music and Ivette in Weinberg’s Passenger. The Weinberg discovery also took her to Chicago and again to the Lincoln Center Festival in New York in 2014.
She was a member of the Moscow Bolshoi Theater Opera Studio from 2009 to 2011, where she debuted in 2010 as the First Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. This was followed by performances as Brigitta in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, Frasquita, Marfa in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride, Princess/Fire/Nightingale in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges, Adele in Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, and the title roles in Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmilla under Dmitri Tcherniakov and Bellini’s La Sonnambula under Pier Luigi Pizzi.
At the Opéra National de Paris Alexyuk sang Anja in Philippe Fénelon’s Cherry Orchard, and at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari she sang Nadia in Fabio Vacchi’s Lo stesso mare. At the 2013 Glyndebourne Festival, her Zerbinetta in Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, was awarded the John Christie Prize. As part of a guest performance tour of the Bolshoi Theater, Uliana Alexyuk made her debut at the Semperoper Dresden and New York’s Lincoln Center Festival, among others.
Uliana Alexyuk has worked with conductors such as Christopher Moulds, Enrique Mazzola, Dimitri Jurowski, Vladimir Jurowski, Kirill Karabits, Patrick Summers, Alberto Veronesi, Tito Ceccherini and Sir Andrew Davis, and with directors such as Dmitri Tcherniakov, Pier Luigi Pizzi, Antony McDonald, George Lavaudant, Federico Tiezzi, Yuval Sharon, Vladimir Scheblykin, Katharina Thoma, David Pountney, James Robinson and Jacopo Spirei.
Born in Kiev, the soprano graduated from Gliere Music College and then attended the National Academy of Music of Ukraine, where she studied with Professor Eugenia Miroshnichenko. During her time in the Young Artists Program of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, she studied with Dmitry Vdovin. She participated in master classes with Svetlana Nesterenko, George Darden, Gloria Guida Borrelli, Laura Claycomb, Joan Rodgers, Makvala Kasrashvili, Evgeny Nesterenko, Irina Bogacheva and Luba Orfenova.
Uliana Alexyuk is a laureate of numerous international competitions, including the Queen Sonja International Music Competition, the Paris Opera Prize, the Bella Voce Competition in Moscow, and the 2013 John Christie Award at Glyndebourne.