The baritone Petro Ostapenko produced reassuringly firm tone… Opera, April 2019
At Nationaltheater Mannheim, Petro Ostapenko made his company debut in 2022, starring in the title role of Tchaikovsky’s Jewgeni Onegin. A member of Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen since the 2018/19 season, he performed Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen, Zurga in Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles, Ferryman in Britten’s Curlew River, Malatesta in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Spielmann in Humperdinck’s Königskinder, Sharpless in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and the title roles in Tchaikovsky’s Jewgeni Onegin and Weinberger’s Schwanda, der Dudelsackpfeifer.
Petro Ostapenko made his debuts at Kiev Opera and Theater Chemnitz in 2016, singing Dandini in Rossini’s La cenerentola. From 2016 to 2018, the baritone was a member of Nürnberg’s State Opera Studio, where his repertoire included roles in operas and operettas by Berlioz, Bizet, Lehar, Mozart, Rossini, Verdi and Zimmermann. During the 2014/15 season, Petro Ostapenko performed Dandini in Rossini’s La cenerentola and in the world premiere of Giorgio Battistelli’s CO2 as a member of La Scala’s opera studio on the stage of Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
As a soloist at the Kiev National Academic Theatre of Operetta, Petro Ostapenko performed Freddy in Loewe’s My Fair Lady, Marsel in Kalman’s The Violet of Montmartre and Ottokar in Strauß‘ The Gypsy Baron. Earlier, he had 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 the Opera Studio Theatre. Petro Ostapenko has worked with directors including Calixto Bieito, Michiel Dijkema, Thomas Enzinger, Josef E. Köpplinger, Peter Konwitschny, Michael Schulz, Rahel Thiel
As a concert soloist, Petro Ostapenko has performed Bernstein’s Mass, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Rheinberger’s Der Stern von Bethlehem and Vaughan Williams‘ Fantasia on Christmas Carols. He was a guest at the Musica Polonica Nova festival in Wroclaw in 2012 and the Ion Dacian Festival in Bucharest in 2013. He performed under the baton of conductors such as Marco Armiliato, Rasmus Baumann, Marcus Bosch, Jānis Liepiņš, Cornelius Meister and Massimo Zanetti.
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