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In the 2020/21 season, Ukrainian soprano Uliana Alexyuk made her role debut as Violetta Valéry (La traviata) and will also make another debut in the current season as Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. In the 2019/20 season in Karlsruhe, she sang Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Olympia (The Tales of Hoffmann), Füchslein Schlaukopf (The Cunning Little Vixen) and as well as Frasquita (Carmen) with the Basel Chamber Orchestra at the Gstaad Menhin Festival. Future engagements will take her once again to the Grand Théâtre de Genève.
Since 2014/15 she has been a guest at Baden State Theatre Karlsruhe as Musetta in La bohème, Princess/Fire/Nightingale in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilège and the title role in Stravinsky’s Nightingale. The following season she became member of the ensemble in Karlsruhe. Since then she has appeared as Nanetta in Falstaff, Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Blondchen in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Frasquita, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Iris in Händel’s Semele, Waldvogel in Siegfried, Servilia in La clemenza di Tito, Celia in Lucio Silla and in the title role of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, and 5. Magd in Elektra as well as in recitals and concerts. In 2017 she returned to the Houston Grand Opera as Blondchen. In the season 17/18 she sings Gilda in Rigoletto at Opéra de Tours. In the 2018/19 season, in addition to her engagements in Karlsruhe, she sang Waldvogel at the Grand Théâtre de Geneve and together with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kiril Karabits, in Mendelssohn’s Ein Sommernachtstraum at the Vienna Musikverein.
In 2013-14 she took part in the renowned Young Artists Programme at the Houston Grand Opera, where she was celebrated 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. From 2009 to 2011 she was a member of the Opera Studio of the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre, where she debuted in 2010 as First Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. This was followed by appearances 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 sortilège, Adele in Strauß’ Die Fledermaus and the title roles in Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmilla, staging by Dmitri Tcherniakov and Bellini’s La Sonnambula, staging by Pier Luigi Pizzi. Further she sang Ania in Philippe Fénélon’s Le Cerisaie at Opéra National de Paris and Nadia in Fabio Vacchi’s Lo stesso mare at Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari. At the Glyndebourne Festival 2013, her Zerbinetta in Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos conducted by Vladimir Jurowski was awarded the John Christie Prize. As part of a tour of the Bolshoi Theatre, Uliana Alexyuk made her debut at the Semperoper Dresden and at the Lincoln Center Festival in New York.
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 stage 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 together.
The Kiev-born soprano graduated from the Gliere Music College and then attended the National Academy of Music of Ukraine, where she studied with 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 prizewinner of numerous international competitions, including the Queen Sonja International Music Competition, the Paris Opera Prize, the Bella Voce Competition in Moscow and the John Christie Award 2013 in Glyndebourne.