Ihor Mostovoi Baritone

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Originally from Mariupol, Ukraine, baritone Ihor Mostovoi first studied theater and popular song before training in opera at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. There he studied and performed the roles of Achilles in Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Belcore in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’amore, Theseus in Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Nano in the Canadian premiere of J. Musto’s Volpone, and Falke in Strauss’s Die Fledermaus.

After graduating with a master’s degree in 2017, he joined the Opera Studio of the Opéra national du Rhin in Strasbourg, with whom he performed in lyrical works (as Fiorello in The Barber of Seville or as Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and in concerts and oratorios. He performs the role of Count Schopp in Offenbach’s Le Roi Carotte at the Opéra national de Lyon in 2019 and Tarquinius in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia in Singapore in 2022. In 2020, he joins the École normale de musique Alfred-Cortot in Paris, from which he obtains the superior diploma of concert performer in 2022.

In 2023 he made his U.S. debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at Lincoln Center in New York City in a program of contemporary creations based on Chinese poems from the Tang Dynasty. Ihor Mostovoi received the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Encouragement Award in 2015, support from the Cercle Richard-Wagner in 2019, and a grant from the Fondation de France in 2022.

He won the 1st prize in opera at the Marmande International Singing Competition (2021), a special prize from the Angers Nantes Opera at the Ottavio Ziino International Competition (2022) and was a finalist in the Génération Opéra competition in 2022.

He joins the Académie de l’Opéra national de Paris in September 2023. He played the role of Le Fauteuil in Richard Jones and Antony McDonald's staging of Ravel's L'Enfant et les sortilèges at the Palais Garnier, and Frank Maurrant in Street SceneS directed by Yshani Perinpanayagam and staged by Ted Huffman at the MC93-Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis.

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