Guest artists
Singer (baritone)

Ukrainian baritone Yuriy Yurchuk is the Royal Opera House principal artist, described by The Times as "the finest voice on stage ...with the immaculate Italianate line" and "rich, deep voice capable of great versatility" by the Bachtrack. His 2017/18 season engagements include Count Rodolfo (Wexford Festival Opera), Eugene Onegin (Ukraine National Opera), Ping (Zurich Opera) as well as covers of Alfio and Don Giovanni for the Royal Opera House.

Yuriy is a prize winner in Queen Sonja International Singing Competition (Norway), Montserrat Caballe International Singing Competition (Spain), Ottavio Ziino International Singing Competition (Rome), Monastero Foundation Bel Canto competition (USA), Fritz and Lavinia Jensen competition (USA). His other appearances include the King of Egypt in Verdi’s Aida excerpt in tribute to Martina Arroyo at 36th Kennedy Center Honors Awards in Washington DC, concerts at the Buckingham and Windsor palaces for the Royal family and his debut with BBC radio singing live for Sean Rafferty's In Tune and Shakespeare anniversary series.

Yuriy was a member of the Royal Opera Young artist program in 2014/2016, joining the Royal Opera principal artists roster in 2016, with more than 180 performances at the Royal Opera stage.      

Born in Kiev, Ukraine, he discovered his passion for Opera after coming to Chicago. Yuriy studied Vocal Performance at DePaul University School of Music in 2012/2013. He also holds Bachelor and Masters degrees in finance and accounting from Kyiv National Economic University. Before embarking on a career as a singer he was a financial consultant with PwC for nine years.  

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