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Andrei Kymach

Baritone Andrei Kymach is the First Prize Winner of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. This year we will meet him as Eskil/Escamillo in our upcoming Carmen-film.

Ukrainian baritone Andrei Kymach studied philosophy before he entered the vocal/choral conducting department at the Kiev National Music Academy. Autumn 2016 he joined the Young Artist Programme of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia. Spring 2017 he debuted there, in the role of Don Carlos in Dargomyzhsky’s The Stone Guest. Autumn 2018 he made his debut at the Gran Teatro del Liceu Barcelona in the role of Sir Riccardo Forth in Bellini’s I puritani.

Spring 2019 he sang the title role in Don Giovanni at Opera de Nice and the title role in Anton Rubinstein’s The Demon in concert with Chelsea Opera Group at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.

June 2019 he was the First Prize Winner of the prestigious BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. In the autumn the same year he visited the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo as Belcore in Donizetti’s L'elisir d'amore, before he sang Escamillo in Carmen at Teatro Regio in Turin.

- He is a remarkable artist, his voice darkly beautiful and evenly produced, his command – both of line and text – is at once subtle and deeply expressive. The Guardian on Andrei Kymach