Lubov Stuchevskaya, soprano
Olga Balakleets, piano
Musorgski Song and Dances of Death
None but the Lonely Heart
Twas in the Early Spring
The Bride’s Lament
Can It Be Day?
With a special appearance by Dmitri Yurovsky, cello accompanied by Julian Gallant, piano, programme to be accounced.
Born in Moscow, Lubov Stuchevskaya studied voice and piano at the Ippolitov-Ivanov College of Music, Moscow. She continued her vocal training in London with Vera Rozsa, and at the Opera School of the Royal College of Music, London.
She participated in numerous master-classes with singers of renown such as Mirella Freni, Giuseppe di Stefano, Luigi Alva, Niko Castel, Nicolai Gedda, Graham Clark, Grace Bumbry, Elena Obraztsova and Ileana Cotrubas, and also completed two consecutive years in the Metropolitan Opera Workshop.
Ms.Stuchevskaya has performed the major roles in the romantic operatic repertoire including Mimi(La Boheme), Violetta(La Traviata), Tatiana(Eugene Onegin), Lisa(The Queen of Spades), Marina Mnishek(Boris Godunov), Leonora(il Trovatore), Cio-Cio-San (Madame Butterfly), Lady Macbeth(Macbeth) as well as the title roles in Rusalka, Iolanta,Tosca, Aida and Salome.
Ms.Stuchevskaya’ oratorio repertoire includes Deutsches Requiem (Brahms), The Creation (Haydn), Magnificat (Bach), Gloria (Vivaldi), Stabat Mater (Rossini), Stabat Mater [&] Te Deum (Dvorak), Elijah (Mendelssohn), Requiem (Verdi).
A highly regarded recitalist she has performed widely throughout Europe and Asia. Discography includes Shostakovich’s Hamlet and King Lear for Naxos label.
Ms. Stuchevskaya holds a professorship at the Royal Flemish Conservatoire (vocal studies),Antwerp and has given masterclasses in Austria, Netherlands, Germany, Iceland and France. Amongs her pupils are such internationally acclaimed singers as Tomas Tomasson, Julia Gertseva, Jean Teitgen, Patrick Bolleire, Varduhi Abrahamyan, Emilio Pons. She also collaborated as a coach with Natalie Dessay, Simon Keenlyside, Juanita Lascarro, Ilya Levinsky, Henrietta Bonde-Hansen, Tommi Hakkala, Petri Lindroos and others.