Yulia Petrachuk

Soprano

“Yulia is a special and unique artist,
able to hold her own on any stage in the world.”

Daniel Rigazzi, stage Director at Metropolitan Opera in NYC

A native of Tula, Russia, Ms. Petrachuk began musical studies and performing from an early age of 5. By the age of 12, given her well-developed vocal instrument, Mr. Petrachuk was immersed in studies with a professional vocal teacher and coach. Within 3 years of studies, she won a multitude of local and regional vocal competitions.  Her studies and achievements over the next several years eventually landed her at the prestigious Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow, where she pursued Vocal and Opera studies for the next 5 years. During her years at the Conservatory, Ms. Petrachuk held a busy schedule of opera performances in various theaters and participated regularly in numerous concerts and fully-staged operas with orchestra in a variety of roles, amongst which include Mimi (in Puccini's opera "La Boheme"), Kupava and the Snow Maiden (in opera by Rimsky-Korsakov "Snow Maiden"), Zemphira (in Rakhmaninoff's opera "Aleko"), and Euridice (in Gluck’s opera «Orfeo et Euridice»). In addition, she received a series of artistic honors and recognition at both the national and international level - Winner of the national competition «Tver Romansiada» in Tver, followed by a Finalist Diploma at the international competition of Russian romances "Romansiada" in Moscow. Subsequent appearances in Talinn, Estonia, and a win at the Spring International Festival in Pyongyang, the North Korea, sealed her reputation as an important up-and-coming young artist.

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”.

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 In 2007, Ms. Petrachuk appeared in the role of Mimi of Puccini’s “La Boheme” in Ischia, an island in the southwest Italy, as part of the Ischia Summer Music Festival.  Later that same year, Ms. Petrachuk performed the role of Kupava in the opera “Snow Maiden” with the Vilnius Philharmonic Theater in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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 January 2012 Yulia was a Finalist for the Placido Domingo Washington Opera Program. In Summer 2012 she performed the role of First Lady in the opera “The Magic Flute” by Mozart and La Cesca in the opera “Gianni Schicchi”by Puccini with the Ash Lawn Opera Summer Festival (in Charlottesville, USA). Also she received a Grant by The Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridge 2012 (New York) and became finalist of Opera Idol Competition 2013 (New York).

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.

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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.

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 2018, Yulia performed at the Smetana Hall in Prague, Czech Republic with Italian conductor Alfredo Sorichetti and New World Symphony Orchestra and at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall at Winter Gala Concert with the Russian Cultural Center of New York.

In April 2018, Yulia performed soprano solo in Brahm’s German Requiem with Easton Choral Society in Easton, MD along with baritone Javier Arrey and conductor Wes Lockfaw.

In June 2018, Yulia successfully performed World Premier of the Oratorio for the Fallen by E. Dubois in Saint-Clair in France.

Recently, in July 2018, Yulia performed at the Rossini Festival “Case Sonore” in Monteleone, Italy with renown Rossini bass Bruno Pratico.

Some of her future engagements include Festival “Solo Belcanto Montisi” in Montisi, Italy in August 2018, soprano solo in Oratorio for the Fallen by Dubois in Gers, France in October 2018 and various operatic and concert series performances in USA, Italy, Austria, Russia and France.

      UPCOMING EVENTS      
Belcanto Festival
Teatro della Grancia, Montisi, Italy

Festival of the bel canto classical music with Maestros Nicola Paszkowski and Chris Merritt

August 17-23, 2018
Requiem for the Fallen by E. Dubois
New Church, Saint-Clar de Lomagne, Gers, France

YULIA PETRACHUK sings soprano solo in E. Dubois Requiem for the Fallen with conductor Vincent Blesz and orchestra La Fleurentine.

November 11th, 2018 at 8 PM
      SOME OF THE EVENTS HISTORY      

July 8th, 2018 at 9:00pm

CASE SONORE FESTIVAL

Monteleone Castle, Italy 

Soprano Yulia Petrachuk and renown bass-baritone Bruno Pratico performing arias and duets from the operas by Rossini. Piano accompany by Carlo Pari.

June 16th, 2018 at 9pm

CHORAL CONCERT

New Church, Saint-Clar de Lomagne, Gers, France

Yulia Petrachuk performs soprano solo in Requiem for the Fallen by Emmanuel Dubois for orchestra, chorus and soprano.

Conductor - Vincent Blesz / Orchestra - La Fleurentine

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Friday, April 27th at 7:30pm / Sunday, April 29th at 4pm

GERMAN REQUIEM by BRAHMS

Easton Choral Arts Society, Easton, MD

Yulia Petrachuk & Javier Arrey sing solos in Brahms' German Requiem under the direction of Artistic Director Wes Lockfaw, the chorus and chamber orchestra.

January 24th, 2018 at 8pm

Russian Winter Gala Concert

Carnegie Weill Recital Hall

This gala concert explores the diversity of Russian music through instrumental and vocal classics as well as folk-inspired choral masterpieces. The performance features soloists joined by the instrumental folk ensemble Russian Carnival and the Russian Chamber Chorus of New York.

January 3d, 2018 at 7pm

Gala Concert with New World Symphony Orchestra

Smetana Hall, Prague, Czech Republic

Gala Concert with Italian conductor Alfredo Sorichetti and New World Symphony Orchestra.

 

November 18th, 2017 at 7pm

Whispers i the Night

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

Maryland Lyric Opera Gala Concert

Embassy of Italy

The Maryland Lyric Opera Young Artist Institute Gala Concert is the culmination of this intensive three-week study led by Maestro Louis Salemno and it will include arias and ensembles from the core Italian Opera repertory.

Performers include:
Yulia Petrachuk, soprano
Symone Harcum, soprano
Simone Brown, soprano
Jonathan Tetelman, tenor
Christopher Koelzer, pianist
Javier Arrey, baritone

June 15th, 2017 at 7pm

Don Giovanni by Mozart

Vienna Summer Music Festival, Vienna, Austria

Yulia Petrachuk performed the role of Donna Anna.

Lukas Watzke - Giovanni, Sebastian Peissl - Leporello, Christian Schulz - conductor

December 9, 2016

On the Wings of Winter

WEILL RECITAL HALL AT CARNEGIE HALL

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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