Boris Statsenko

Born in Russia, studied voice at the Music School in Chelyabinsk and the Moscow State Conservatory (in the classes of Prof. Gugo Titz and Peter Skusnichenko). While still a student, he performed at the Chamber Music Theatre in Moscow. Boris Statsenko is the laureate of numerous competitions (the M. Glinka Vocal Competition in 1987, the Maria Callas Competition in Athens in 1989, and the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1990). In 1990 he joined Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, where he portrayed the roles of Onegin (Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin), Yeletsky (Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades), Valentine (Gounod: Faust), Germont (Verdi: La traviata), Robert (Tchaikovsky: Yolanta) and many others. Between 1993 and 1999 he worked in Chemnitz and since 1999 has been a soloist of Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf. His repertoire encompasses more than 50 Russian, German and Italian operas. At the festival in Ludwigsburg he sang in the operas Ernani, Nabucco and Un ballo in maschera under the conductor Wolfgang Goennenwein. Furthermore, he has performed in Dresden in Tchaikovsky’s Yolanta (stage director: Sir Peter Ustinov, conductor: Michail Jurowski), in Tokyo in Verdi’s La traviata, in Copenhagen in Verdi’s Rigoletto and Il Trovatore, in Padua in Verdi’s La forza del destino. In Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia he sang on stages in Germany, France, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands together with La Scala soloists (Anna-Catherine Antonacci, Luigi Rhoni, Claudio Desderi, Alberto Rinaldi). He also performed in Sergei Prokofiev’s operas War and Peace and The Fiery Angel at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and Covent Garden in London. Moreover, he has sung in Hamburg, Berlin, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Essen, Cologne, Helsinki, Oslo, Amsterdam, Brussels, Liege, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Strasbourg, Marseille, Paris, Turin, Copenhagen, Montpellier, Palermo, Trieste, Venice and other cities.