Victoria Loukianetz - soprano
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Victoria Loukianetz was born in Kiev (Ukraine) and started her musical training at the early age of 5, taking piano lessons. Her vocal training began when she was 14 and she finished her studies at the Kiev conservatory in 1989. In the same year, she launched her professional career as soloist at the Kiev National Opera as Marfa in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride. With the same role, she made her debut at the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre in 1993.
In 1990, she won first price at the international competition "Min-On" in Tokyo and at the international "Mozart Competition" in Vienna and in 1991, she achieved first price at the international "Maria Callas - competition" in Athens. Debut performances in Italy, France, Portugal, Japan und Greece followed.
In 1993, Loukianetz made her debut as Queen of the Night at the Vienna State Opera, where she quickly advanced to one of the most popular singers and remained in the company until 2000. At this famous theatre, she sang roles like Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Violetta in La Traviata, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera, Adina in Donizetti’s L'elisir d'amore, Linda di Chamounix, Lucia di Lammermoor, Elvira in Bellini’s I Puritani, Rosina in Rossini’s ll barbiere di Siviglia, Ophélie in Thomas’ Hamlet, Olympia in Offenbach’s Les contes d'Hoffmann, Musetta in Puccini’s La bohème as well as Berthe in a new production of Meyerbeer's Le Prophètewith Plácido Domingo and Agnes Baltsa.
She made her debut at the Salzburg Festival as Violetta in La traviata with Riccardo Muti in 1995, which marked the major break through for her international career. Since then, she is regarded as leading singer of this specific role, but also for the complete Belcanto repertoire and has been a regular guest at practically all the important theatres: Metropolitan Opera New York (La Traviata), Scala di Milano (season opening with Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Lucia di Lammermoor), Covent Garden London (La Traviata, Rigoletto, Il Corsaro by Verdi), Opéra Bastille Paris (La Traviata), Salzburg Festival (Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni), Tokyo (Lucia di Lammermoor, La Traviata, L’elisir d'amore and Un ballo in maschera), Bavarian State Opera Munich (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Hamburg State Opera (L'elisir d'amore), Deutsche Oper Berlin (Glauce in Cherubini's Médée, Lucia di Lammermoor, La Traviata), Aalto-Theater Essen (Zerbinetta in Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos), Grand Théâtre Geneva (Rigoletto), New Israeli Opera (La Traviata), Trieste (title role in Mayr's Ginevra di Scozia), as well as Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège (Norina in Don Pasquale, Rigoletto).
Engagements of the 2005/2006 season included her role debut as Elettra in Mozart's Idomeneo in Cologne, Don Giovanni in Liège, La Traviata at the Wiesbaden Festival (with Renato Bruson) and in new productions in Dublin and Graz, Donizetti's Maria Stuarda for the Evgeny Kolobov Festival in Moscow, Carmina Burana in Rome, Mahler's 2nd Symphony in Berlin, Walter in Catalani's La Wally at the Vienna Konzerthaus and a Belcanto gala concert in Prague. In May 2006, she was enthusiastically received by the audience of the Teatro Regio in Torino, where she sang her first Konstanze in a new production of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail.
In 2006/2007, she performed La Traviata in Las Palmas as well as for her debut at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, a Belcanto Gala in Antwerp, Idomeneo at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, a new production of Wolf-Ferrari's La vedova scaltra in Nice, Davidde Penitente with Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Vienna Musikverein, a concert performance of Meyerbeer's Le Prophète in Essen.In May 2008, she debuted in the role of Marie in Zimmermann's opera Die Soldaten for the Tokyo National Opera in a new production by Willy Decker. Further engagements of the 2007/2008 season were Lucia di Lammermoor in St Gallen, Marfa in The Zsar’s Bride for her Frankfurt Opera debut and Carmina Burana in Gijón. In November 2008, she sang for the first time Mimì in a new production of La Bohème in Innsbruck and in March 2009 she gave her role debut as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus in Valencia.Other 2008/2009 engagements included Donna Anna in Don Giovanni in Lausanne and La Traviata in Copenhagen.
In December 2009, she sang Verdi’s Messa da Requiem for the first time in Kiev and in April 2010 she was singing Lucia di Lammermoor in a new production at the State Theatre Braunschweig. She was also singing the revival of that production in 2010/2011.
In May 2011, she gave her role debut as Margherita in Boito's Mefistofele in Kiev.
Victoria Loukianetz can be heard on several CDs – Mozart's C-minor-mass and Haydn's Nelson-Mass (Naxos), Mysliveček's Abramo ed Isacco (Supraphon), a recital with Russian Opera Arias (Chant du Monde) and on DVD – L'elisir d'amore from Tokyo.