Bass

Alexander Tsymbalyuk

© Henriette Mielke

Introduction

The Ukrainian bass Alexander Tsymbalyuk is one of the youngest basses to have ever performed the title role in Boris Godunov on a major international stage (Bayerische Staatoper in Calixto Bieito’s production). His career is truly soaring, having made very successful company debuts at the Metropolitan Opera New York, Teatro alla Scala Milan, Royal Danish Opera Copenhagen, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Va-lencia, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Liceu Barcelona, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

This season, Alexander will make his company debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Sparafucile in Rigoletto, and will return to The Metropolitan Opera as Timur in Turandot, the Bayerische Staatsoper as Fasolt in Das Rheingold, Staatsoper Hamburg as Gremin in Eugene Onegin. Further appearances include Rubenstein’s Demon at the Gran Teatro del Liceu; and in concert: Don Giovanni in Japan, Samson et Dalila at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, and Boris Godunov at the Concertgebouw.

Alexander has very successfully worked with conductors including Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Muti, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Colin Davis, Antonio Pappano, Marco Armiliato, Nicola Luisotti, Kent Nagano, Gustavo Dudamel, Riccardo Chailly, Ivor Bolton, Edward Gardner, Anto-nello Manacorda, Daniele Rustioni, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Alain Altinoglu, Vasily and Kirill Petrenko, Dan Ettinger, Evelino Pidò and Simone Young.

In concert he has appeared at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino singing Mozart’s as well as Verdi’s Requiem and Don Carlo and he sang his Gurrelieder debut at Konzertverein Vienna (all under the baton of Zubin Mehta), Boito Mephistofeles (Prologue) with the Accademia Santa Cecilia conducted by Pappano, Rigoletto in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl with Gustavo Dudamel, Otello in concert with Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra at Barbican Centre London and at Deutsche Aids Gala in Düsseldorf. He has given a solo recital at St Johns Smith Square London and took part in the 20th anniversary celebration concert of the charity event “Festliche Gala der Deutschen AIDS Stiftung” at Deutsche Oper Berlin.


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Performance Schedule

Discography

  • Schönberg Gurrelieder More info  

    Label: Helicon Classics

    Release Date: 01 Sep 12

    Zubin Mehta
    Daniel Kirch (Waldemar), Jennifer Wilson (Tove), Daniela Denschlag (Wood Dove), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Peasant), Niklas Björling Rygert (Klaus the Jester), Itay Tiran (Speaker)
    Prague Philharmonic Choir
    Israeli Choir
    Gary Bertini

  • Das Rheingold More info  

    Label: Oehms Classics

    Release Date: 31 Jan 13

    Simone Young
    Hamburgische Staatsoper
    Philharmoniker Hamburg,
    Struckmann, Galliard, Koch, Tsymbalyuk, Martirossian

  • Turandot More info  

    Label: Naxos

    Release Date: 01 Jan 08

    Palau de les Arts “Reina Sofia”, Mehta, Guleghina, Agulló, Tsymbalyuk, Berti, Voulgaridou

  • Boris Godunov More info  

    Label: Bel Air Classiques

    Release Date: 15 Jan 14

    Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Boris Godunov), Yulia Sokolik (Fyodor), Eri Nakamura (Xenia), Heike Grötzinger (Xenia’s nurse), Gerhard Siegel (Schuisky), Markus Eiche (Andrey Chelkalov), Anatoli Kotscherga (Pimen), Sergey Skorokhodov (Grigory Otropyev), Vladimir Matorin (Varlaam), Ulrich Reß (Missail), Kevin Conners (Simpleton), Goran Juric (Nikititch)
    Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper
    Bayerisches Staatsorchester
    Kent Nagano (conductor)
    Calixto Bieito (stage director)

  • 20. Festliche Operngala für die Deutsche AIDS-Stiftung More info  

    Label: Naxos

    Release Date: 23 Jun 14

    Arias, Duets, Overtures from LOHENGRIN, LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, GIANNI SCHICCHI, ERNANI, NABUCCO, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, TURANDOT, I MASNADIERI, ASCANIO IN ALBA, MANON, LA BOHEME, I CAPULETT E I MONTECCHI, LA TRAVIATA, ORPHEUS IN DER UNTERWELT
    Conductor: Donald Runnicles
    Cast: Joyce DiDonato, Simone Kermes, Olga Peretyatko, Elena Tsallagova, Sonya Yoncheva; Atalla Ayan, Bejun Mehta; Massimiliano Pisapia, Adam Plachetka, Alexander Tsymbalyuk Chorus & Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin
    Live recording at the Deutsche Oper Berlin from November 2 2013

  • PUCCINI More info  

    Label: Decca Classics

    Release Date: 31 Jul 15

    Turandot
    Andrea Bocelli, Jennifer Wilson, Jessica Nuccio, Alexander Tsymbalyuk
    Coro de la Generalitat Valenciana
    Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana
    Zubin Mehta

  • VERDI More info  

    Label: LSO Live

    Release Date: 18 Oct 10

    Otello
    LSO Live LSO0700

    Simon O’Neill: Otello
    Gerald Finley: Iago
    Anne Schwanewilms: Desdemona
    Allan Clayton: Cassio
    Ben Johnson: Roderigo
    Alexander Tsymbalyuk: Lodovico
    Matthew Rose: Montano
    Lukas Jakobski: Araldo
    Eufemia Tufano: Emilia
    London Symphony Chorus
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Sir Colin Davis
    Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
    Academy of Ancient Music
    Stephen Cleobury

Repertoire

DONIZETTI
Lucia di Lammermoor Raimondo
Maria Stuarda Giorgio Talbot
MOZART
Don Giovanni Commendatore
Le nozze di Figaro Bartolo
MUSSORGSKY
Boris Godunov title role
PUCCINI
La Boheme Colline
Tosca Angelotti
Turandot Timur
Il Barbiere di Siviglia Basilio
SHOSTAKOVICH
Lady Macbeth of Mtensk Chief of Police/Old Convict
TCHAIKOVSKY
Eugene Onegin Prince Gremin
Pique Dame Surin
Iolanta Rene
VERDI
Il Trovatore Ferrando
Macbeth Banquo
Rigoletto Sparafucile + Monterone
Aida Il Re
Don Carlos Il Frate
Simon Boccanegra Jacopo Fiesco
Attila Leone
Otello Ludovico
WAGNER
Das Rheingold Fafner
Siegfried Fafner
Parsifal Titurel
Lohengrin Edler
Tannhäuser Biterolf
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Nachwächt