Taras Konoshchenko

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From 2013/14 to 2018/19 Taras Konoshchenko was a member of the ensemble at the Lübeck Theatre, where he was convincing in the title roles of Verdi's "Attila" and Mussorgsky's "Boris Godunow", among others. Since the 2019/20 season, the bass has been a member of the ensemble of the Nuremberg State Theatre, where he has appeared in roles such as Mustafa (L'italiana in Algeri), Il Gran Sacerdote (Nabucco), Le Grand Inquisiteur (Don Carlos) and Conte des Grieux (Manon). In Nuremberg in 2020/21 his agenda includes Osmin (The Abduction from the Seraglio) and the aria and ensemble programme "Wieder da!“.

Taras Konoshchenko – Bass

The bassist Taras Konoshchenko, who was born in Kiev (Ukraine), received his training in piano, choir conducting, opera and concert singing at renowned music academies in Ukraine and then completed his studies at the Munich University of Music and as a member of the young ensemble of the Bavarian State Opera.

Taras Konoshchenko made his debut in Germany under Sir Colin Davis as Sarastro in a concert performance of Mozart's "Magic Flute" at the Munich Prinzregententheater. He won prizes in several singing competitions; since then he has sung numerous concerts in Europe, North and South America.

From 1998 to 2013 Taras Konoshchenko was a member of the ensemble of the Bavarian State Opera with roles such as Colline (La Bohème), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Il Re (Aida), Lodovico (Otello), Angelotti (Tosca), Nettuno (Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria) and Zuniga (Carmen).

Until 2008, the bass was part of the ensemble of the Mannheim National Theater. There he was entrusted with roles such as Leporello (Don Giovanni), Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra).

At his own request, he worked as a freelance artist until 2013. In the 2012-13 season Taras Konoshchenko was to experience in the following roles among others: Bartolo (Barbiere di Siviglia) and Bartolo (Le nozze di Figaro) at the Braunschweig State Theater, Zaccaria (Nabucco) at the Eutin Festival, Padre Guardiano (La forza del destino) at the Osnabrück Theater and Alidoro (La Cenerentola) at the Potsdam Winter Opera. In the summer of 2013, he sang the role of Sarastro (Magic Flute) at the Eutin Festival. In 2017 he appeared at the Opéra de Toulon as Osmin (The Abduction from the Seraglio), in 2017-18 at the St. Gallen Theater as Zaccaria (Nabucco) and in 2018 as Philippo II (Don Carlo) at the summer festival "Opera pa Skäret" in Sweden. In addition, he was the bass soloist in Beethoven's 9th Symphony at the Stuttgart Philharmonic's 2019 year-end concert.

From 2013-14 to 2018-19 Taras Konoshchenko was a member of the ensemble at Lübeck Theater, where he for instance convinced as King Marke (Tristan and Isolde), Il Grande Inquisitore (Don Carlo), Baculus (Wildschütz) Landgraf (Tannhäuser), Méphistophélès (La Damnation de Faust), Dulcamara (L'elisir d'amore), Rocco (Fidelio), Boris Timofeyevich (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk), Daland (The Flying Dutchman), Don Profondo (Il viaggio a Reims), Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia) as well as in the title roles of Verdi's "Attila" and Mussorgsky's "Boris Godunov".

Seit der Spielzeit 2019/20 gehört der Bass dem Ensemble des Staatstheaters Nürnberg an, wo er bisher in Partien wie Mustafa (L’italiana in Algeri), Il Gran Sacerdote (Nabucco), Le Grand Inquisiteur (Don Carlos) und Conte des Grieux (Manon) zu erleben war. 2020/21 stehen in Nürnberg u.a. Osmin (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) sowie das Arien- und Ensemble-Programm „Wieder da!“ auf seiner Agenda.

Further guest engagements took the bass to renowned opera houses, including Ukrainian National Opera Kiev, Bregenz Theater, Bonn Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Volksoper Vienna, Theatre Royal de la Monnaie (Brussels), Anhaltisches Theater Dessau, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona), Stuttgart State Theater, Opéra de Toulon, Dortmund Theater and Hanover State Theater. He sang concerts among others with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Tel-Aviv and Haifa, with the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin and with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra (R. Strauss Festival in Garmisch-Partenkirchen). He worked with renowned conductors including Wolfgang Sawallisch, Zubin Mehta, James Levine, Kent Nagano, Fabio Luisi and Marcello Viotti.

His repertoire includes more than 100 roles, including Ramfis (Aida), Banco (Macbeth), Rodolfo (La Sonnambula), Boris and Pimen (B. Godunov), Prince Gremin (Eugene Onegin) and Konchak (Prince Igor).

L. v Beethoven

Fidelio

Rocco, Don Fernando

V. Bellini

La Sonnambula

Rodolfo

Norma

Oroveso

I Puritani

G. Walton

H. Berlioz

La Damnation de Faust

Méphistophélès, Brander

G. Bizet

Carmen

Zuniga

A. P. Borodin

Prince Igor

Konchak

G. Donizetti

Lucia di Lammermoor

Raimondo

Anna Bolena

Rochefort

L ‚elisir d‘ amore

Dulcamara

A. Dvořák

Rusalka

Vodnik

Ch. Gounod

Margarete (Faust)

Wagner

Romeo et Juliette

Frère Laurent

E. W. Korngold

Das Wunder der Heliane

The Doorman

A. Lortzing

Der Wildschütz

Baculus

J. Massenet

Werther

Johann

Manon

Conte des Grieux

C. Monteverdi

L’Incoronazione di Poppea

Seneca

Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria

Nettuno, Tempo, Antinoo

W. A. Mozart

Le nozze di Figaro

Bartolo

Don Giovanni

Leporello, Komtur

The Magic Flute

Sarastro

Bastien & Bastienne

Colas

Idomeneo

La Voce

The Abduction from the Seraglio

Osmin

M. Mussorgsky

Boris Godunov

Boris Godunow, Pimen

J. Offenbach

Les contes d’Hoffmann

Crespel, Luther

A. Ponchielli

La Gioconda

Alvise

S. Prokofiev

The Fiery Angel

Faust, Inquisitor

G. Puccini

La Bohème

Colline

Tosca

Angelotti

Turandot

Timur

Manon Lescaut

Geronte di Ravoir

Madama Butterfly

Commissario, Bonzo

S. W. Rachmaninoff

Aleko

Old Gypsy

N. Rimsky-Korsakov

The Tsar's Bride

Sobakin, Skuratov

G. Rossini

Il barbiere di Siviglia

Basilio, Bartolo

L’italiana in Algeri

Mustafa

La Cenerentola

Alidoro

Il viaggio a Reims

Don Profondo

C. Saint-Saёns

Samson et Dalila

Abimélech, Old Jew

D. Shostakovich

Lady Macbeth of Mzensk

Boris Timofeyevich, Ghost of Boris, Priest, Old Convict

B Smetana

Prodaná nevěsta

Kezal

R. Strauss

Ariadne auf Naxos

Truffaldino

Salome

1., 2. Soldier, 5. Jew

Die Frau ohne Schatten

The One-Armed Man

Elektra

Orest's tutor

I. Stravinsky

Oedipus Rex

Creon, Tiresias

Le Rossignol

Le Bonze, Le Chambellan

The Rake’s Progress

Trulove

Les Noces

Bass

P. Tchaikovsky

Eugene Onegin

Prince Gremin

The Queen of Spades

Surin, Narumov

G. Verdi

Aida

Ramfis, Il Re

Attila

Attila

Rigoletto

Sparafucile

Macbeth

Banco

Don Carlo

Filippo II, Carlo V., Il Grande Inquisitore

Don Carlos

Il Grand Inquisiteur

Simon Boccanegra

Fiesco, Pietro

I Masnadieri

Massimiliano

La Traviata

Dottore Grenvil, Baron Douphol, Marchese D’Obigny

Otello

Lodovico, Montano

Un ballo in maschera

Tom, Sam

Falstaff

Pistola

La forza del destino

Padre Guardiano

Il Trovatore

Ferrando

Nabucco

Il Gran Sacerdote, Zaccaria

R. Wagner

Parsifal

Titurel, Gurnemaz (in preparation)

Das Rheingold

Fafner

The Valkyrie

Hunding

Siegfried

Fafner

Tannhäuser

Landgraf, Biterolf

The Flying Dutchman

Daland

Tristan und Isolde

King Marke

C. M. Weber, von

Der Freischütz (The Freeshooter)

Caspar, Hermit

A. Zemlinsky, von

Der Zwerg

Don Estoban

J. S. Bach
Christmas Oratorio
Magnificat
Cantata "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen" BWV 12
Cantata "Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis" BWV 21
Cantata "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" BWV 140
Cantata "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" BWV 80
Cantata "Christ lag in Todesbanden" BWV 4
Cantatas 27, 182
L. v. Beethoven
Symphony No. 9
Missa solemnis
Mass in C major op 86
A. Dvořák
Stabat mater
G. F. Handel
Jephtha (Zebul)
J. Haydn
The Creation
Theresienmesse B-Dur
Missa Sancti Bernardi de Offida in B major
W. A. Mozart
Requiem
Coronation Mass
Mass in C major
Mass in C minor
F. Schubert
Mass in A flat major
Stabat mater
G. Verdi
Requiem

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19 September and 03/05/11/15 Oct ‘21
Josef Kuhbrot “Der Vetter aus Dingsda“ (E. Künneke)
Staatstheater Nürnberg
Conductor: Lutz de Veer, Director: Vera Nemirova
2. October 2021 (Premiere) and 10/12/14/17 Oct /06/14/21/28 Nov ‘21
Zuniga „Carmen“ (G. Bizet)
Staatstheater Nürnberg
Conductor: Guido Johannes Rumstadt, Director: Vera Nemirova

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