Vasily Ladyuk (Baritone)|
In 2000, he completed his studies at the A.V. Sveshnikov Choir College as chorus director (Boris Lyashko’s class), in 2001, he graduated from the Russian Academy of Choral Art and in 2004 he completed his postgraduate studies at the Academy (Dmitry Vdovin’s class). Since 2003, he has been a New Opera Company soloist.
Shchelkalov (Mussorgsky‘s Boris Godunov)
Title role (Eugene Onegin)
Zurga (Bizet‘s Les Pecheurs de perles)
Papageno (Die Zauberflote)
Giorgio Germont (La Traviata)
Robert (Tchaikovsky‘s Iolanta)
Silvio (Leoncavallo‘s Pagliacci)
Belcore (Donizetti‘s L’Elisir d’amore)
Prince Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades)
Prince Andrei Bolkonsky (Prokofiev‘s War and Peace)
and also the baritone part in the Orff’s cantata Carmina Burana.
He took part in a performance of Sergei Taneyev’s cantata At the Reading of a Psalm, accompanied by the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Pletnyov (2004). With the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Spivakov, he participated in performances of Rachmaninov’s Spring cantata at the Rheingau and Colmar Music Festivals. In 2006, he sang Shchelkalov (Boris Godunov) at La Theatre de la Monnaie (Brussels), and then Prince Yamadori (Madama Butterfly) at the Teatro Liceo (Barcelona). In 2007, he sang Robert (Iolanta) at Les Musicales du Luberon Classical Music Festival (Marseilles).
His discography includes recordings of Russian folk songs arranged by A. K. Lyadov and D. D. Shostakovich, Georgy Dmitriev’s The Testament of Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (conductor Viktor Popov, Boheme Records, 1999) and Old Russian Legends (conductor Viktor Popov, Boheme Records, 2000).
He was an award winner at the Francisco Vinas International Singing Contest (1st prize and audience’s sympathies’ prize; Barcelona, 2005), at Operalia (Madrid, 2005), Placido Domingo’s World Opera Contest (1st prize) and also at the Shizuoka International Opera Competition (Japan, 2005, 1st prize).