Since January of 2011, the young Ukrainian baritone Oleksandr Pushniak has been performing as an ensemble member of the Staatstheater Braunschweig (Germany). In that wonderful German house, he sings a true variety of different opera roles, including that of Cornelius (Isabeau, Mascagni), Leporello (Don Giovanni, Mozart), Kurwenal (Tristan und Isolde, Wagner) and the role of Miller (Luisa Miller, Verdi).
For future seasons there, engagements in Braunschweig will include the roles of Figaro in (Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart), Don Carlo (Ernani, Verdi), and Jochanaan (Salome, Strauss).
During the 2010 season, Oleksandr Pushniak enjoyed a huge success in the role of Simone (Gianni Schicchi, Puccini) at the Castleton Summer Festival (USA), conducted by Maestro Lorin Maazel. During the same season, he was finalist in the International Vocal Competition held in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands.
From 2008 to 2010, baritone Pushniak sang as a member of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists Program in Washington, D.C. where he honed his professional skills while performing with the Washington National Opera such roles as Dottore Grenvil (La Traviata, Verdi), Petrucci (Lucrezia Borgia, Donizetti ), Mandarin (Turandot, Puccini), Fiorello (Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Rossini), Antonio (Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart).
In 2007, Pushniak was semi finalist in the Domingo 'Operalia' Vocal Competition in Paris, and during the same time he was Prize Winner of the 'European Song Contest' held at the Styriarte Music Festival in Austria.
While in Washington, Oleksandr performed the roles of Conte (Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart), and the lead role (Falstaff, Verdi), under the auspices of the Young Artists Program, as well as many concert performances, among which was the singing of opera arias at the Music Center at Strathmore conducted by Placido Domingo.
It was during 2005, that young Pushniak began his professional career as a singer and actor, performing in a variety of concert halls in his native Ukraine, among which where the National Philharmonic of Ukraine and the Dnipropetrovsk Philharmonic.
Oleksandr Pushniak was born in Kyiv, Ukraine, where in 2007 he graduated from the National Music Academy of Ukraine, Kyiv, where he earned his degree in Music Performance as an opera and concert singer.
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