Vassily Solodkyy

Born in 1991 in Termopil (Ukraine) began very young studying piano in his native town. In 2007 he moved to Italy, where he began studying singing under the guidance of Valeria Esposito.

In 2015 he made his debut in Lehar’s Die Lustige Witwe in Lucca, Pisa and Livorno.

Vasyl won the Third Prize at the “Renata Tebaldi” Singing International Contest in 2022.

He specialized at the “Accademia Verdiana” at the Teatro Regio di Parma and collaborated with Fondazione Pavarotti.

In the past season, he participated in prestigious productions such as: Nabucco with the Teatro Regio in Parma on tour in Monte Carlo; Le siège de Corinthe at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro; Der Fliegende Holländer at the Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari. He also made his debut as Nemorino in L’Elisir d’amore at the Teatro Comunale in Modena in the frame of the special project “Modena Città del Belcanto”.

At the Macerata Opera Festival he participated in the Rigoletto production (Borsa) and at the Festival Verdi in Parma in I due Foscari. He has also sang as Pong in Turandot (Pierluigi Pizzi directing) and as Il remendado in Carmen in the Circuito Marchigiano (Italy).

Other recent engagements include: Le bourgeois gentilhomme, Ariadne auf Naxos, Haydn's La Creazione (under the baton of Fabio Luisi) at the Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca; Thomas' Le songe d'une nuit d'été at the Wexford Festival; Marin Faliero at the Festival Donizetti in Bergamo (Riccardo Frizza); Rota's La scuola guida in Jesi and The Rake's progress (Tom Rakwell) in Mainz; Verdi’s Requiem at the Polish National Opera in Warsaw and I vespri sicialiani at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna.

He made his debut at the Teatro la Scala in Milan in the Kaspar Holten production of Boris Godunov under the baton of Riccardo Chailly.

Plans include: Falstaff (Fenton) in Busseto for the Festival Verdi of the Teatro Regio di Parma; La Rondine in Jesi and Pisa and Verdi’s Otello (Roderigo) at the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv.

June 2023