Born in 1976, Ukrainian bass ALEXANDER TSYMBALYUK’s career is soaring, having given very successful company debuts at the Metropolitan Opera New York, Teatro alla Scala Milan, Royal Danish Opera Copenhagen, and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino singing the Mozart Requiem with Zubin Mehta in the season just past. He has been immediately re-invited to all.
This season his engagements will include his company debut at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich and Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, a return to the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia and Teatro alla Scala Milan as well as various engagements at Hamburg State Opera, where he sings in the ensemble. He will also join Zubin Mehta for concerts of Gurrelieder at the Wiener Musikverein and sing Rigoletto in concert at the Hollywood Bowl with Gustavo Dudamel.
Looking ahead Tsymbalyuk will make his company debut at Royal Opera House Covent Garden, his role debut as Boris Godunov at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich with Kent Nagano, sing the Verdi Requiem with the RAI Turino Orchestra, as well as return to Teatro alla Scala, Metropolitan Opera, and the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, and, of course, to the Hamburg State Opera.
Tsymbalyuk has very successfully worked with conductors including Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Daniel Barenboim, Antonio Pappano, and Simone Young.
Tsymbalyuk gained a master’s degree in vocal performance at the Odessa Conservatory in 2003. His teachers were Paata Burchuladze, Kurt Moll, Thomas Moser, and Veriano Luchetti, among others. During and after his education he won numerous first awards, including the International Schneider-Trnavsky Vocal Competition in Slovakia (2000), the 5th Elena Obraztsova International Competition of Young Opera Singers (Moscow 2006), the XIII International Competition of Young Opera Singers Riccardo Zandonai (Riva del Garda 2007), and the XIII International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow 2007).
Tsymbalyuk sang Banquo in Macbeth at the Opera de Wallonie as well as Parsifal and Turandot at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia. As part of his “Festcontract” in Hamburg, he also sang Le nozze di Figaro, Turandot, Un ballo in maschera, Die Meistersinger, La traviata, Rheingold, Rigoletto, Falstaff, Il barbiere di Siviglia, and a new production of Verdi’s Attila. In concert he appeared at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino to make his Verdi Requiem debut under the baton of Zubin Mehta, as well as Boito’s Mefistofele (Prologue) with the Accademia Santa Cecilia conducted by Pappano.