Soprano and vocal pedagogue Lubov Stuchevskaya and Dmitri Jurowski, Chief Conductor at the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp offer their unique experience and knowledge to selected singers.
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.
In January 2011, Dmitri Jurowski took up his post as music director of Vlaamse (Flanders) Opera.
Born in Moscow in 1979, Jurowski studied the cello and conducting at Berlin’s Musikhochschule Hanns Eisler. In 2004 he served as musical assistant in a production of Parsifal at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa and conducted Prokofiev’s Love for Three Oranges on a tour of northern Italy. Since then he has maintained close ties to Italy, conducting concerts and opera productions in, among other cities, Bologna, Parma, Catania, Palermo and Venice.
Jurowski also works with such orchestras as the Swedish Radio Symphony, Hamburg Symphony, Dresden Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic and the Filarmonica Toscanini in Parma. Since 2007 he has appeared regularly with the Hague Philharmonic, and since September 2011 he has been artistic director and principal conductor of the Moscow City Symphony Orchestra “Russian Philharmonic”.
Dmitri Jurowski is a passionate advocate of the Russian and Slavic operatic repertoire and has scored enormous successes with productions of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel at the Komische Oper in Berlin, Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Santiago, Prokofiev´s Betrothal in a Monastery in Palau Les Arts Valencia, Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame in Monte Carlo, and Eugene Onegin in Tel Aviv, Monte Carlo, Munich and at Vlaamse Opera, as well as Dvořák’s Rusalka at the Wexford Festival.
Jurowski’s performances at the opera houses of Vlaamse Opera (Antwerp and Ghent) have brought him international renown (in works including Tchaikovsky’s Mazeppa, Pique Dame and Eugene Onegin as well as new productions of Massenet’s Hérodiade and Verdi’s Aida), as have his concerts with the Vlaamse Opera Orchestra in its wide-ranging concert series.
In 2009 Jurowski made his debut at Berlin’s Deutsche Oper, conducting Giordano’s Andrea Chenier. At the 2010 Bregenz Festival he led the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. In summer 2010 he took the Bolshoi Theatre company’s production of Eugene Onegin on tour to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Teatro Real in Madrid and the Lucerne Festival. At the 2011 Rossini Festival in Pesaro he conducted Adelaide di Borgogna.
During the 2011/12 season Jurowski conducted new productions of Tchaikovsky’s Charodeyka (The Enchantress) and Bizet’s Carmen at Vlaamse Opera as well as Mazeppa in Monte Carlo. His successful debut at the Paris Opéra-Bastille with Pique Dame was acclaimed by audiences and critics alike. On 27 March 2012 in Moscow, he conducted his orchestra, the Moscow City Symphony Orchestra “Russian Philharmonic”, in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at the opening concert of the third International Rostropovich Festival.