Yulia Petrachuk


“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 Rachmaninoff'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 levels - 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 Tallinn, Estonia, and a win at the Spring International Festival in Pyongyang, 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 a finalist of the 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 a finalist of Vocal Arts DC Discovery Series Competition in Washington DC and a finalist of the 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.

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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 premiere 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.

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 Smetana Hall in Prague, the Czech Republic with conductor Alfredo Sorichetti and New World Symphony Orchestra. And in January 2018, she represented the Russian Cultural Center at the annual Carnegie Hall Gala Concert in New York City.

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 Requiem for the Fallen by E. Dubois in Saint-Clair in France. And in July 2018, Yulia performed at the Rossini Festival “Case Sonore” in Monteleone, Italy with renown Rossini bass Bruno Pratico and pianist Carlo Pari. In August 2018, Yulia participated at the FestivalSolo Belcanto Montisi in Montisi, Italy.

In December 2018, Ms. Petrachuk performed Soprano Solo in Christmas Oratorio by Saint-Saëns with Easton Choral Arts Society in Easton, MD and had her debut at Teatro Annibal Caro in Civitanova Alta, Italy with maestro Alfredo Sorichetti and Orchestra Sinfonica Puccini.

In February 2019, Ms. Petrachuk successfully accomplished a concert tour with her new Baroque Program in the Washington DC area and Florida with instrumental duet Musalliance.


In May 2019, Yulia performed at Vienna Konzerthaus and Musikverein Golden Hall in Vienna, Austria with world-famous violinist Shlomo Mintz, winner of the XI International Tchaikovsky Competition cellist Denis Shapovalov and maestros Hakan Sensoy and Yuriy Yanko.

In July 2019, Yulia US-premired the mono-opera by Vitaly Hubarenko "The Love Letters" at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York. And in October 2019, she sang the soprano solo in US-premiere of the Requiem for the Fallen by Dubois at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Also in October 2019, Ms. Petrachuk participated at the Festival of contemporary music Européen Voix étouffées with the song cycle by Egon Wellesz "Sonette der Elizabeth Browning" with Pforzheim Chamber Orchestr and conductor Conrad van Alphen.

Some of her future performances include the Elekta's role in Strauss' opera Elektra at Gotha Theater in Germany, Muth Hall and Klagenfurt Konzerthause in Austria (Nov. 2020) with conductor Ernest Hoetzl and Thueringen Philharmonic Orchestra.

Out of her passion and drive to sustain and give the less- or unknown music a voice, Ms. Yulia Petrachuk founded the non-profit music organization Lyrica Classic Entertainment to be a resounding beacon to deliver superior level results and presentation of the music.

Lyrica Classic envisions a society that helps the world with discovering a quality of new or unknown music via bringing it on the famous stages and making high-quality productions using first caliber artists, which gives access to the unique social, emotional, intellectual, social benefits achieved through musical excellence and high production quality.


Germany and Austria

Richard Strauss' " Symphonisches Monodram" for soprano and orchestra from opera Elektra, that was rearranged in mono-opera by composer Richard Duenser. Performed by Yulia Petrachuk, Thueringen philharmonic orchestra, and conductor Ernest Hoetzl.

NOVEMBER 4, 7, 8, 2021
Church of the Epiphany in Washington DC

A concert of contemporary sacral vocal works with organ composed by Eli Tamar, Serge Khrichenko, and Emmanuel Dubois in the heart of Washington, D.C.

Dedicated to the remembrance of those who tragically lost their lives 20 years ago in the terrorist attacks on September 11.

OCTOBER 29, 2021 AT 7:30PM

May 13, 2019

Konzerthaus Wien, Mozartsaal, Austria

Yulia Petrachuk sings Beethoven "Ah, perfido" op.65 with Euro Sinfonietta Wien Orchestra and conductor Yuriy Yanko

May 12, 2019 at 3:30pm

Musikverein Golden Hall, Vienna, Austria

Concert with Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV


February 9th & 21st, 2019 at 7:30pm

Washington National Cathedral / Grace Chapel
Seven Lakes Auditorium, Fort Myers, FL

Soprano Yulia Petrachuk and duet Musalliance perform vocal and instrumental music from Baroque to Flamenco. Unique opportunity to experience original music arrangements for soprano, guitar and Russian mandolin.

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December 30, 2018 at 9:30pm

Teatro Annibal Caro, Ancona, Italy

Opera arias and Strauss' waltz. Christmas Concert with Orchestra Sinfonica Puccini and conductor Alfredo Sorichetti

December 7 & 9, 2018

Easton Choral Arts Society, Easton MD, USA

Yulia Petrachuk sings Soprano Solo in Camille Saint-Saëns lyrical Christmas Oratorio. Under the direction of MaestroWes Lockfaw, the chorus will be accompanied by organ, harp, strings and five soloists.


July 8th, 2018 at 9:00pm

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

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


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

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

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

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.



Grigory Soloviov, bass      Aaron Blankenfield, tenor

Carlo Pari, piano               Michael Fennelly, piano