The baritone Petro Ostapenko produced reassuringly firm tone… Opera, April 2019
Petro Ostapenko has been a member of Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen since the 2018/19 season, making role debuts as Spielmann in Humperdinck’s Königskinder and the title roles in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and Weinberger’s Schwanda, der Dudelsackpfeifer, to be followed by Britten’s Curlew River and Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen.
During the 2014/15 season, the Ukrainian baritone performed Dandini in Rossini’s La cenerentola and in the world premiere of Giorgio Battistelli’s CO2 with La Scala Opera Studio at Teatro alla Scala in Milan. He performed Dandini at Kiev Opera and Theater Chemnitz in 2016 and made his Munich debut in Weinberg’s Lady Magnesia in 2019.
Petro Ostapenko has sung several roles at Kiev National Operetta Theatre, including Freddy in Loewe’s My Fair Lady, Marsel in Kalman’s The Violet of Montmartre and Ottokar in Strauß‘ The Gypsy Baron. He has also performed Mozart’s Conte Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte as well as Robert in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanthe at Kiev’s Opera Studio Theatre.
As a concert soloist, Petro Ostapenko has performed Bernstein’s Mass, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Rheinberger’s Der Stern von Bethlehem. He was a guest at the Musica Polonica Nova festival in Wroclaw in 2012 and the Ion Dacian Festival in Bucharest in 2013. He has worked with directors including Calixto Bieito, Thomas Enzinger, Josef E Köpplinger and Peter Konwitschny and performed under the baton of conductors such as Rasmus Baumann, Marcus Bosch, Cornelius Meister and Massimo Zanetti.
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