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Yuriy Yurchuk

Jette Parker Young Artist

Biography

Yuriy Yurchuk in action.
Yuriy Yurchuk as Michonnet in excerpts from Adriana Lecouvreur, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Clive Barda

Ukrainian baritone Yuriy Yurchuk joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the start of the 2014/15 Season. In his first Season his roles included Steersman (Tristan und Isolde), Dumas (Andrea Chénier), Prince Yamadori (Madama Butterfly) and Baron Douphol (La traviata) on the main stage and Germano (La scala di seta, Meet the Young Artists Week) in the Linbury Studio Theatre. In the 2015/16 Season his roles include Blazes/Officer (The Lighthouse, Meet the Young Artists Week), Angelotti (Tosca), Baron Douphol and Johann (Werther).

Yurchuk was born in Kiev. He studied finance and accounting at Kyiv National Economic University and worked as a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers for seven years before training as a singer at DePaul University School of Music. His roles have included Marcello (La bohème), Constable and Narrator (The Threepenny Opera) and Ford (Falstaff) for DePaul Opera Theater, King of Egypt (Aida) in a tribute to Martina Arroyo at the 36th Kennedy Center Honors Awards, Washington D.C. and the four villains (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) with the Prelude to Performance Program in New York.

Yurchuk was a grand prizewinner in the Monastero Foundation Bel Canto Competition, won second prize at the Ottavio Ziino International Competition and was a finalist in the Chicago Chapter NATS Competition.

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Yuriy Yurchuk, Lauren Fagan and Luis Gnomes in La Scala di Seta

Yuriy Yurchuk and Lauren Fagan in La Scala di Seta

Yuriy Yurchuk, Lauren Fagan and Anush Hovhannisyan in La Scala di Seta

Yuriy Yurchuk as Michonnet in excerpts from Adriana Lecouvreur, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance

Samuel Sakker and David Shipley in Peter Maxwell Davies' The Lighthouse

Yuriy Yurchuk, Samuel Sakker and David Shipley in Peter Maxwell Davies' The Lighthouse

Yuriy Yurchuk, Samuel Sakker and David Shipley in Peter Maxwell Davies' The Lighthouse

Samuel Sakker and Yuriy Yurchuk in Peter Maxwell Davies' The Lighthouse

Samuel Sakker and Yuriy Yurchuk in Peter Maxwell Davies' The Lighthouse

Yurchuk Yuriy, Jette Parker Young Artist with the Royal Opera House

Yuriy Yurchuk

Yuriy Yurchuk as Angelotti in Tosca

Yuriy Yurchuk in La scala di seta, Jette Parker Young Artists Meet the Young Artists Week

Luis Gomes, Yuriy Yurchuk, Lauren Fagan and James Platt in La Scala di Seta

Yuriy Yurchuk in La Scala di Seta

Yuriy Yurchuk in Peter Maxwell Davies' The Lighthouse

Samuel Sakker and Yuriy Yurchuk in Peter Maxwell Davies' The Lighthouse

Yuriy Yurchuk, Samuel Sakker and David Shipley in Peter Maxwell Davies' The Lighthouse

Yuriy Yurchuk, Samuel Sakker and David Shipley in Peter Maxwell Davies' The Lighthouse

Yuriy Yurchuk, Luis Gnomes and Samuel Dale Johnson in La Scala di Seta

Yuriy Yurchuk and James Platt in La Scala di Seta

Yuriy Yurchuk and Anush Hovhannisyan in La Scala di Seta

Luis Gomes, Yuriy Yurchuk, Lauren Fagan and James Platt in La Scala di Seta

Lauren Fagan as Mlle Jouvenot, Rachel Kelly as Mlle Dangeville, Yuriy Yurchuk as Michonnet, James Platt as Quinault and Luis Gomes as Poisson in excerpts from Adriana Lecouvreur, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2015

Riccardo Massi as Cavaradossi and Yuriy Yurchuk as Angelotti in Tosca

Yuriy Yurchuk as Angelotti in Tosca

Kristine Opolais as Cio-Cio-San, Carlo Bosi as Goro and Yuriy Yurchuk as Yamadori in Madama Butterfly

Yuriy Yurchuk as Yamadori and Brian Jagde as Lieutenant Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly