The baritone Petro Ostapenko produced reassuringly firm tone… Opera, April 2019
Petro Ostapenko, a member of Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen since the 2018/2019 season, made his debuts as Spielmann in Humperdinck’s Königskinder, the title roles in Tchaikovsky’s Jewgeni Onegin and Weinberger’s Schwanda, der Dudelsackpfeifer. Future debuts in Gelsenkirchen include Britten’s Curlew River and Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen.
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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