Taras Shtonda

Bass-Baritone/Bass

 

Highlights

  • 2013 Il Grande Inquisitore in "Don Carlo" at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich
  • 2014 Prince Gremin (Eugen Onegin) and Il Commendatore (Don Giovanni) at Glyndebourne Festival
  • 2007-2016 Boris Godunov at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
  • 2015 Pimen (Boris Godunov) at the Savonlinna Opera Festival
  • 2012 Gurnemanz (Parsifal) in Malmö Opera
  • 2017 Hagen (Götterdämmerung) at Kiel theatre
  • 2019 Hunding (Die Walküre) at Frankfurt Opera

Biography

Taras Shtonda is not only a principal soloist at the National Opera of Kiev and a "Merited Artist of Ukraine", but also a frequent guest on major opera and festival stages around the world.

Shtonda’s broad repertoire includes Filippo II (Don Carlo), Zaccaria (Nabucco) Ramphis and Il Re (Aida), Don Basilio (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Méphistophélès (Faust), Il Commendatore (Don Giovanni), Kotchubei (Mazepa), King Rene (Iolanta) and Prince Galitsky (Prince Igor) among many others.

Already in 2002, Shtonda debuted at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow as Dossifey and has sung leading roles there ever since, the latest being Boris Godunov in 2015 and Boris Izmaylov (Katerina Izmaylova) in 2017. Shtonda has also sung Dossifey (Khovanshchina) in Warsaw (2002), Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Mariinsky Theatre (2003) and Pimen in Boris Godunov at the Royal Opera House in London (2006). More recently, he was invited to sing Oroveso (Norma) at the Toulon Opera, Prince Gremin at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Faust (The Fiery Angel) at Opera de Lyon and Wotan in Wagner’s Die Walküre at the Mariinsky Theatre under Maestro Valery Gergiev. In summer 2015, Shtonda sang a highly acclaimed Pimen in Boris Godunov at the Savonlinna Opera Festival alongside Matti Salminen.

Some other highlights of his career include Boris Godunov at the Bolshoi theatre, Prince Gremin (Eugen Onegin) at the Oslo Opera House as well as at the Glyndebourne Festival, Mamyrov in Tchaikovsky‘s Enchantress at Vlaamse Opera Antwerp, Grande Inquisitore (Don Carlo) at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, as well as Four Villains (Les contes d’Hoffmann), Count Walther (Luisa Miller), Gurnemanz (Parsifal) and Nilakantha in Delibes' Lakmé at the Malmö Opera.

He was also invited to sing Oroveso (Norma) at the Toulon Opera, Prince Gremin at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Faust (The Fiery Angel) at Opera de Lyon and Wotan in Wagner’s Die Walküre at the Mariinsky Theatre under Maestro Valery Gergiev. In summer 2015, Shtonda sang a highly acclaimed Pimen in Boris Godunov at the Savonlinna Opera Festival alongside Matti Salminen. 

In 2017, Taras Shtonda made his debut as Hagen (Götterdämmerung) at Theater Kiel, and his most recent and future engagements include Grande Inquisitore (Don Carlos) at Covent Garden, Hunding (Die Walküre) at Frankfurt Opera, Hagen at the Oviedo Opera and Fafner (Rheingold/Siegfried) at the Grand Théâtre de Genève.

Video

Taras Shtonda - Moussorgsky "Boris Godunov"

Taras Shtonda Aleko's cavatina from "Aleko" by S.Rachmaninoff

Madamina

Taras Shtonda "Madamina"

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Taras Shtonda La Calunnia (Il Barbiere di Siviglia)

Don Carlo / Filippo "Ella giammai m'amo"

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