Taras Shtonda




  • 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


Taras Shtonda is not only a principal soloist at the National Opera of Kiev and a „Honored Artist of Ukraine“, but also a frequent guest at major opera houses and festivals 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 Taras Shtonda debuted at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow as Dossifey in Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina  and has sung leading roles there ever since, the latest being Boris Godunov and Boris Izmaylov (Katerina Izmaylova) in 2017. Shtonda has also sung Dossifey 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, Faust (The Fiery Angel) at Opera de Lyon, Mephisto (Faust) in Budapest  and Wotan in Wagner’s Die Walküre at the Mariinsky Theatre under Maestro Valery Gergiev. In the summer of 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 Malmö Opera.

In 2017, Taras Shtonda made his debut as Hagen (Götterdämmerung) at Theater Kiel, and his most recent engagements include Hunding (Die Walküre) at Frankfurt Opera, Hagen at Oviedo Opera, Fafner (Rheingold/Siegfried) at the Grand Théâtre de Genève and Boris Godunov in Teatro Verdi in Trieste. His season 2021/22 is full of work at the Ukrainian National Opera in roles such as Zaccharia, König Marke, Monterone, Prince Gremin and one of his favorites, Aleko. His debut at Covent Garden in London as Grande Inquisitore (Don Carlos) summer 2001 was postponed due to the pandemic to June 2023.


Taras Shtonda - Boris Godounov, Kiew 16.11.2020

Taras Shtonda - Moussorgsky "Boris Godunov"

Taras Shtonda - Hagen / Götterdämmerung 2019

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

Taras Shtonda "Madamina"

Taras Shtonda La Calunnia (Il Barbiere di Siviglia)

Don Carlo / Filippo "Ella giammai m'amo"

Concert Repertoire

J.S. Bach  "Matthäus Passion"

L. v. Beethoven  "9th Symphony", "Missa solemnis"

G. Donizetti  "Requiem"

A. Dvorak   "Te Deum"

G. Fauré   "Requiem"

G.F. Händel   "Messiah"

L. Janacek   "Glagolitic mass"

W.A. Mozart   "Requiem"

G. Rossini   "Stabat Mater"

C. Saint-Saens   "Requiem"

D. Shostakovich   "Symphonies 13 and 14"

G. Verdi   "Requiem"


F. Schubert, R. Schumann (incl. "Dichterliebe"), J. Brahms, E. Grieg, J. Massenet, G. Fauré, M. Glinka, A. Dargomyzhsky, M. Moussorgsky (incl. "Songs and dances of Death"), N. Rimsky-Korsakov, P. Tchaikovsky, S. Rachmaninoff, D. Shostakovich (incl. "5 days"), G. Sviridov, old Russian romances and Ukrainian songs

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