Alexander Tsymbalyuk was born in Ukraine and studied at the Odessa Conservatory. He continued his training with Ludmila Ivanova, Vasiliy Navrotskiy and Paata Burchuladze. A winner of numerous prizes (the Elena Obraztsova Competition in Moscow in 2006, the Riccardo Zandonai Competition in Italy and the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 2007), he began his career in the troupe of Hamburg’s Staatsoper and soon found himself making guest appearances at some of the great international opera venues. He has performed the roles of Sparafucile (Rigoletto) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Bolshoi Theatre, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and the Lyric Opera in Chicago; Fafner (Das Rheingold with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Myung-Whun Chung), Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Timur (Turandot), Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra) at Milan’s La Scala; Prince Gudal (Rubinstein’s The Demon) in Moscow and at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona; the title role of Boris Godunov at Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper; Timur at the Metropolitan Opera and the Bayerische Staasoper, Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Bartolo (Le nozze di Figaro), the Chief of Police and the Old Convict (Lady Macbeth of The Mtsensk District), Fasolt (Das Rheingold ) at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich; Ferrando (Il Trovatore) at the Royal Opera House; Angelotti (Tosca) at the Baden-Baden Festival, Prince Gremin (Eugene Onegin) at the Hamburg Staatsoper; the Commendatore (Don Giovanni), King René (Iolanta), Angelotti, Prince Gremin, the title role in Boris Godunov, and the Chief of Police and the Old Convict (Lady Macbeth of The Mtsensk District) at the Paris Opera. Alexander Tsymbalyuk also performs in concert: Verdi’s Requiem at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Schönberg’s Gurrelieder at the Vienna Konzerthaus with Zubin Mehta; Boito’s Mefistofele at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome with Antonio Pappano, Rigoletto at the Hollywood Bowl with Gustavo Dudamel, and Otello at the Barbican Centre in London with Sir Colin Davis… He also appeared at the Teatro Real in Madrid for the first time (as Fafner in Das Rheingold and as the Voice of Neptune in Idomeneo) and he sang the title role of Boris Godunov at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw.
Debut at the Paris Opera