“The baritone Petro Ostapenko, cutting a sympathetic figure as the Fiddler, produced reassuringly firm tone…” Opera, April 2019
Petro Ostapenko, a member of Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen since the 2018/2019 season, made his debut as Spielmann in Humperdinck’s Königskinder in 2018, followed by the title roles in Tchaikovsky’s Jewgeni Onegin in March and Weinberger’s Schwanda, der Dudelsackpfeifer in 2019. Further debuts in Gelsenkirchen during the 2019/2020 season will be Rodomonte in Haydn’s Orlando Paladino and Graf Homonay in Strauß’ Der Zigeunerbaron.
During the 2014/2015 season at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Ukrainian baritone Petro Ostapenko performed Dandini in Rossini’s La cenerentola and in the world-premiere CO2 by Giorgio Battistelli in productions of La Scala Opera Studio. As Dandini in Rossini’s La cenerentola, the baritone performed at Kiev Opera and Theater Chemnitz in 2016. In 2019, he made his Munich debut singing in Weinberg’s Lady Magnesia.
Petro Ostapenko performed parts including Freddy in Loewe’s My Fair Lady, Marsel in Kalman’s The Violet of Montmartre and Ottokar in Strauß‘ The Gypsy Baron at the National Operetta Theater of Kiev, 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 Jolanthe at Opera Studio Theater.
As a concert soloist, the baritone performed Bernstein’s Mass, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Rheinberger’s Der Stern von Bethlehem. He was a guest at Polish Festival Musica Polonica Nova 2012 in Wrocław as well as at Festivalu “Ion Dacian” 2013 in Bucharest. He worked with producers including Calixto Bieito, Thomas Enzinger, Josef E. Köpplinger and Peter Konwitschny as well as with conductors including Rasmus Baumann, Marcus Bosch, Cornelius Meister and Massimo Zanetti.
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