Taras Shtonda


Was born in Kyiv. He studied at the National Music Academy of Ukraine Pyotr Tchaikovsky. He has been a soloist at the National Opera of Ukraine since 1992. He has also appeared as a guest at numerous opera houses and international festivals, the Royal Opera House in London, at Toulon Opera, the Glyndebourne Festival, the Oslo Opera House, at Oper Frankfurt, at the Theater Kiel, at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, at the Royal Opera House Kopenhagen, at the Ópera de Oviedo, the Opera Festival Savonlinna, and at the Opera Malmö. His repertoire includes roles such as Filippo II in »Don Carlo«, Zaccaria in »Nabucco«, Il Commendatore in »Don Giovanni«, the title role in »Boris Godunov«, Wotan and Hunding in »Die Walküre«, Gurnemanz in »Parsifal«, and Hagen in »Götterdämmerung«. He appears at the Oper Leipzig in the 2021/22 season as Fafner in Das Rheingold, Hagen in »Götterdämmerung«, and Gurnemanz in »Parsifal«.