Persons

Artistic Direction
Anatoliy SOLOVIANENKO
Chief Stage Director
СОЛОВ’ЯНЕНКО Анатолій

People’s Artist of Ukraine.

Anatoliy Solovianenko was born in the family of the legendary Ukrainian singer Anatoliy Borysovych Solovianenko. He graduated from Shevchenko National University with a degree in law, completed the theatrical direction course by Honored Artist of Ukraine, Professor V. P. Patsunov at the Kiyv National University of Culture and Arts, and the musical direction course by Honored Artist of Ukraine V. V. Begma at the National Music Academy of Ukraine named after P. I. Tchaikovsky.

Since 2000 - assistant director, since 2001 - director, since 2003 - stage director, since 2011 - chief stage director of the National Opera of Ukraine named after T. G. Shevchenko, on whose stage he presented the operas: “Moses” by M. Skoryk, “Yaroslav the Wise” by H. Maiboroda, “Norma” by V. Bellini, "Don Carlos", "Nabucco" by G. Verdi, “Natalka Poltavka” by M. Lysenko, "The Tale of Tsar Saltan", "Mozart and Salieri" N. Rimsky-Korsakov, "Zaporozhian Beyond The Danube" S. Gulak-Artemovskiy, "Floria Tosca" by G. Puccini, and "The Barber of Seville" by G. Rossini.

He also renovated the opera “Lucia di Lammermoor” by G. Donizetti and directed such performances as “Pagliacci” by R. Leoncavallo, “The Tsar’s Bride” by N. Rimsky-Korsakov and some others. 

Anatoliy Solovianenko is the chief director of more than 500 international and national cultural and artistic events, including the celebration of the Constitution Day and the Independence Day of Ukraine, the anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko, a series of “Bells of Chernobyl” and Holodomor victim tribute events, the Days of Armenian, Belarusian, Kazakh, and Vietnamese Culture in Ukraine, the ceremonial openings of the Years of Georgia, Poland, and Kazakhstan in Ukraine, numerous festivals, concert programs, and government concerts. 

In the period between 2002 and 2006 Anatoliy Solovianenko was the author and host of the National Television Company of Ukraine series “Intermission with Anatoliy Solovianenko” dedicated to the art of opera. 

Laureate of the Taras Shevchenko National Prize of Ukraine (for the production of V. Bellini's opera "Norma", 2011).

Cavalier of the Orders of Merit I, II, III degrees, awarded the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise IV and V degrees, has the honorary titles "Honored Artist of Ukraine" and "Honored Worker of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea", was awarded a Diploma and Honorary Diploma of the Verkhovna Rada, Honorary Diploma of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Badge of Honor of the Kyiv City Chairman, and awards of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Candidate of Art History, Professor. Author of scientific publications on the history and problems of opera directing practice.

In 2006, for holding the Year of Georgia in Ukraine, he was awarded the Order of Honor by the President of Georgia.

In 2015, he was awarded the Order of the Star of Italy by the Decree of the President of the Italian Republic for his significant personal contribution to the promotion of Italian culture in the world. Anatoliy Solovianenko became the first Ukrainian director to receive this high award from the country, which is the homeland of opera.

In March 2017, he won the title of "Artist of the Year" in the National program "Person of the Year".