Vitaliy Bilyy
Baritone

Season 17/18 Artist

Vitaliy Bilyy was born in the Ukraine and studied voice at the Odessa Conservatory. He has won numerous international competitions including the Elena Obraztsova Competition (Saint Petersburg), Placido Domingo's Operalia, the Francesco Viñas Competition (Barcelona), and the Montserrat Caballe Competition (Andorra). He made his debut on stages in Odessa, Kiev and Moscow, where he performed the role of Germont in La Traviata, the title roles of Nabucco and Eugene Onegin, Griaznoy in The Tsar’s Bride, Zurga in Les Pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers), Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana, Silvio in Pagliacci, Mizgir in The Snow Maiden, Lionel in The Maid of Orleans, and Robert in Iolanta. In 2005, his career took on an international dimension and he started to perform at some of the greatest opera houses including New York’s Metropolitan Opera (Count Di Luna in Il Trovatore, Posa in Don Carlo, Germont in La Traviata, and Shaklovity in Khovanshchina), the Teatro San Carlo in Naples (Miller in Luisa Miller), Milan’s la Scala (Miller, the title role in Macbeth), Vienna’s Bayerische Staatsoper (Escamillo in Carmen), La Fenice in Venice, and the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse (Il Trovatore). In 2013, he sang the roles of the Count Di Luna at Vienna’s Bayerische Staatsoper and Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana at la Scala in Milan. During the 2014 / 2015 season, he played Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera at the Capitole in Toulouse, Paolo in Simon Boccanegra at La Scala in Milan, and Yeletsky in The Queen of Spades at the Rome Opera. He opened the 2015 / 2016 season with Luisa Miller at the San Francisco Opera, and then sang Il Trovatore at the Metropolitan Opera, Carmen (Escamillo) and La Traviata (Giorgio Germont) at the Hamburg Staatsoper before making his debut at the Paris Opera and the Dresden Semperoper in Il Trovatore.

Projects: Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana) at the Paris Opera, Escamillo (Carmen) at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, and Don Carlo (Ernani) and Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor) at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse. 

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Career history

Debut at the Paris Opera