Ukrainian baritone Yuriy Yurchuk joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the start of the 2014/15 Season. In his first Season his roles included Steersman (Tristan und Isolde), Dumas (Andrea Chénier), Prince Yamadori (Madama Butterfly) and Baron Douphol (La traviata) on the main stage and Germano (La scala di seta, Meet the Young Artists Week) in the Linbury Studio Theatre. In the 2015/16 Season his roles include Blazes/Officer (The Lighthouse, Meet the Young Artists Week), Angelotti (Tosca), Baron Douphol and Johann (Werther).
Yuriy Yurchuk Ukrainan baritone
Yurchuk was born in Kiev. He studied finance and accounting at Kyiv National Economic University and worked as a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers for seven years before training as a singer at DePaul University School of Music. His roles have included Marcello (La bohème), Constable and Narrator (The Threepenny Opera) and Ford (Falstaff) for DePaul Opera Theater, King of Egypt (Aida) in a tribute to Martina Arroyo at the 36th Kennedy Center Honors Awards, Washington D.C. and the four villains (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) with the Prelude to Performance Program in New York.
Yurchuk was a grand prizewinner in the Monastero Foundation Bel Canto Competition, won second prize at the Ottavio Ziino International Competition and was a finalist in the Chicago Chapter NATS Competition.