Bellini – I Capuleti e i Montecchi, June 4, 2016
Enthusiastic audience in Belcanto happiness
The Giulietta of Uliana Alexyuk already has her made performance in the first scene with the romance “Oh! Quante volte” – the hit aria of the opera, in duet with the harp, Alexyuk succeeds in a weightless lyric and yet longing way. Alexyuk also plays her part completely and sings it with wonderful piani and bewitching sound; her voice expresses purity, fragility and innocence. The duets – breathtaking, intimate melody, in the death scene it was yesterday utter stillness in the audience. For both main actresses, the many BRAVAS were highly earned.
Uliana is proud to announce that after a season as a guest artist at the Staatstheater in Karlsruhe, singing such roles as Musetta in La Bohème, Prinzessin/Feuer/Nachtigall in Das Kind und die Zauberdinge as well as the title role in Stravinsky’s Nachtigall, she is now a member of the ensemble! There, she will be singing Nanetta in Falstaff, Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi and Blonde in Die Entführung aus diem Serail, among many concerts in the 2015/2016 season.
Check out the exciting things happening in her new theater home here:
Uliana Alexyuk has won the John Christie Prize for her performance as Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos in Glyndebourne’s 2013 season. Recommended by Glyndebourne and chosen by the guild “The Worshipful Company of Musicians,” this honor comes with a cash prize for further studies.
Click here for more information on the prize
“Soprano Uliana Alexyuk captured Gilda’s sweetness, ardor and vulnerability with her voice’s changing shades, from silky to vibrant to hushed. Alexyuk, a member of Houston Grand Opera Studio, stepped into the role late in rehearsals, replacing Elizabeth Zhdanoff; nevertheless, she dovetailed with the rest of the cast.”
Houston Grand Opera has chosen Uliana as one of their three new singers in its training program, HGO Studio. She joins two pianists also in the program next season. HGO received applications from 641 aspiring performers, and its staff heard more than 200 of them in auditions in Houston, New York, Philadelphia, Cincinnati and San Francisco. The five taken into the program will join seven returning from last season. Uliana will sing as her first role the part of Ida and the cover of Adele in J. Strauss’ Die Fledermaus: hopefully this will be only the first of many roles to come at the Texas opera house. Read more here
Ulyana made an earlier-than-expected debut at the English festival this last Thursday, jumping in for an ailing colleague. She sang her debut with aplomb and had one commenter on The Spectator commenting:
“Ulyana Aleksyuk stood in for the indisposed Claycomb and looked astonishing – if ENSA really had performers like her they’d have had to put bromide in the tea of the troops in large quantities. Given the short notice she apparently had Ms Aleksyuk performed really well …”
“Whilst one must wish Laura Claycomb an alacritous recovery, her replacement Ulyana Aleksyuk gave a breath-taking Glyndebourne début as Zerbinetta, performing the role with all the coquettishness and coloratura agility required of an infamously difficult part.”
More pictures to come soon!
Having made her debut already at short notice, Ulyana continues her scheduled shows at Glyndebourne as Zerbinetta on June 28, July 5 and 11 2013. For tickets, check out Glyndebourne’s site here
Watch the preview of the creation of the new opera “Lo Stesso Mare” at Bari’s Teatro Petruzzelli on Rai TV, starring Ulyana Alexyuk..