In 2006, after having won a grant for further apprenticeships in international theatres, she spent a summer performing and training in Rimini, Italy with such outstanding international artists as Alessandro Calamai and Rolando Panerai. During this time, she achieved a major success with a concert at the main theater of Rimini “Novelle”, for which she received recognition in Italy’s most well-known classical music magazine “L’Opera”.
In 2008, she entered a professional training program in Bern, Switzerland, and commenced her career in Europe with a multitude of performances and concerts throughout Switzerland and Italy.
During 2009-2010, amongst the already well-known operas under her belt, Ms. Petrachuk also performed several roles which are rare gems, such as the title roles of Flaminio in the opera "Il Flaminio” by Pergolesi, with the State Theaters of Biel and Solothurn (Switzerland), and the principal role of Elisa in Mozart's opera « Il Re Pastore» (The Shepherd King), also at the above-mentioned theaters.
In 2010, she was invited by The State Theater Bern (Switzerland) for a supporting role in the opera «The Love for Three Oranges», by Prokofiev, during the 2010-2011 season.
In May-June 2013 she covered the role of Elvira in the opera “Ernani” by Verdi in Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (New York). In November 2013 and November 2014 Yulia performed the role of Mimi (“La Boheme” by Puccini) with Dicapo Opera Theater NYC.
In 2014, she made her debut at the Carnegie Hall with Steven Crawford, pianist and assistant conductor of Metropolitan Opera. In February-April she sang Lauretta’s role (“Gianni Schicchi” by Puccini) and Adina (“L’elisir d’amore” by Donizetti) with Dicapo Opera Theater. In June 2014 Yulia performed Fiordiligi’s role (“Cosi Fan Tutte” by Mozart) with Bethesda Summer Opera Festival.
In November 2014 Yulia performed Iolanta (“Iolanta” by Tchaikovsky) and Nedda (“Pagliacci” by Leoncavallo) with Vocal Production NYC at Washington Irving Auditorium in New York City. And also in November 2014 she returns to Dicapo Opera Theater and performs again the role of Mimi.
In 2015 Ms. Petrachuk became finalist of Vacal Arts DC Discovery Series Competition in Washington DC and a finalist of New Jersey State Opera Vocal Competition. Also in 2015, she won the Montpelier Art Center’s Classical Recital Series Competition. Late in 2015, she sang with Opera Camerata in Washington DC, in the principal role of Fiordiligi, in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte.
In November 2015, Ms. Petrachuk successfully performed the World Premiere of “Yulia” (a song cycle for soprano and strings dedicated to her by composer Emmanuel M. Dubois) at the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center in New York City, in collaboration with the renowned Italian pianist Carlo Pari.
In December 2016, she had a recital at the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall with virtuoso pianist Michael Fennelly and performed a world premier of a song cycle “Winter Wood” by Emmanuel Dubois for soprano and harp.
In February 2017, she had her recital in Fort Myers Auditorium in Florida with the renowned American pianist David Northington.
In April 2017, Ms. Petrachuk performed the soprano solo in the Cantata Emmanuel by Paul Leavitt with the Chorale and Orchestra of the FMMC at the Church of the Reformation in Washington DC.
Recently, in June 2017, she performed the role of Donna Anna in Mozart's opera Don Giovanni with the Vienna Music Festival in Vienna, Austria. And in July 2017, Yulia participated at the Maryland Lyrica Young Artists Program and performed a concert at the Italian Embassy of Washington DC with Javier Arrey, baritone and Jonathan Tetelman, tenor (soloists of Metropolitan Opera). And most recently, in November 2017, Yulia started successful concert series at Strathmore Mansion in Rockville, MD.
In January 2017, Yulia will perform at the Smetana Hall in Prague, Czech Republic with famous Italian conductor Maurizio Colasanti and North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.
Her future engagements include various operatic and concert series performances in Washington DC, Florida, New York, Russia, France, Austria and Italy.
Whispers in the Night
Russian soprano YULIA PETRACHUK and American pianist MARY SEAL perform the masterworks by Sergey Rachmaninoff, Piotr Tchaikovsky, Claude Debussy, Henry Duparc, Edvard Grieg and Richard Strauss.
Love and Passion in Opera
Soprano Yulia Petrachuk and young artists from Washington National Opera present an evening of your favorite arias and duets from the operas by Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov, Leoncavallo, Gounod and Gershwin full of love and passion that can be only in opera!
November 18th, 2017 at 7pm
Lyrica Classic Entertainment presents the Concert Series at MANSION AT STRATHMORE
Russian soprano Yulia Petrachuk and American pianist Elizabeth Brown perform the masterworks by Sergey Rachmaninoff, Piotr Tchaikovsky, Claude Debussy, Henry Duparc, Edvard Grieg, Frederic Chopin and Richard Strauss.
August 4th, 2017 at 6pm
Gala Concert led by Maestro Louis Salemno, it will include arias and ensembles from the core Italian Opera repertory.
Yulia Petrachuk, soprano; Symone Harcum, soprano
Simone Brown, soprano; Jonathan Tetelman, tenor
Christopher Koelzer, pianist; Javier Arrey, baritone
MDLO Founder & President: Brad Clark, pianist
June 15th, 2017 at 7pm
Vienna Summer Music Festival, Vienna, Austria
Yulia Petrachuk performed the role of Donna Anna.
Lukas Watzke - Giovanni, Sebastian Peissl - Leporello, Christian Schulz - conductor
March 25, 2017
JOSE SACIN and YULIA PETRACHUK
Fells Point Corner Theater, Baltimore, MD.
Popular Opera scenes and arias.
April 28th, 29th 2017 at 8pm
Choral and Orchestra of the Friday Morning Music Club of Washington DC. Paul Leavitt, conductor
Yulia Petrachuk performs soprano solo in Cantata Emmanuel for chorus, orchestra and soloists by Paul Leavitt, the program also includes Poulenc's Gloria
February 24, 2017
SEVEN LAKES AUDITORIUM, Fort Myers, FL
Concert of classical and contemporary vocal and piano music.
December 9, 2016
Evening of art songs by Rachmaninoff, Debussy and Duparc. WORLD PREMIERE of song cycle “Russian Winter” for soprano and virtuoso harp by E. Dubois. Operatic arias and duets by Cilea, Mozart, Gounod, Donizetti, Lehar and Rachmaninoff. Piano solo works by Bach-Busoni and Scriabin performed by renown Italian virtuoso pianist Carlo Pari.
YULIA PETRACHUK, SOPRANO and SPECIAL GUESTS:
Grigory Soloviov, bass Aaron Blankenfield, tenor
Carlo Pari, piano Michael Fennelly, piano
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