Taras Konoshchenko

Bass

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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!“.

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".

Since the 2019-20 season the bass has been part of the ensemble of the Nuremberg State Theater, where he has so far sung roles such as Mustafa (L'italiana in Algeri), Il Gran Sacerdote (Nabucco), Le Grand Inquisiteur (Don Carlos) and Conte des Grieux (Manon). In 2020-21 the role of Osmin (The Abduction from the Seraglio) as well as the arias and ensemble program "Wieder da!" among others are on his 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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