Oleksandr Pushniak

Baritone

Oleksandr Pushniak graduated from the National Music Academy of Ukraine where he received his higher education under the specialty of "Musical Art," and obtained his qualification as opera and concert singer. In 2012 he won the 1. Prize and the audience prize at the International Wagner Competition in Karlsruhe. In 2010 he was finalist of the International Vocal Competition in Den Bosch in the Netherlands. In 2007 Pushniak was a semi-finalist at Placido Domingo’s "Operalia" competition held
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in Paris, and became a prize-winner of the "European song contest" within the Styriarte music festival in Austria. From 2008 till 2010 Pushniak was a member of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program in Washington (USA) where he also has performed at the Washington National Opera theater. A highlight in his career was his performance of Simone from Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, conducted by maestro Lorin Maazel during Castleton Festival in USA in July 2010. Since January 2011, Oleksandr Pushniak is a member of the soloists ensemble of the Theater Braunschweig. His roles include Leporello (Don Giovann), Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), Cornelius (Isabeau, Mascagni), Amfortas (Parsifal), Kurwenal (Tristan und Isolde) Miller, (Luisa Miller), Renato (Un ballo in maschera), Amonasro (Aïda), Don Carlo (Ernani, Verdi), Charles Gérard (Andrea Chénier, Giordano),  Oberthal (Le prophète, Meyerbeer), Jochanaan (Salomé). In the 2016/2017 season he is singing  Scarpia (Tosca, Puccini), Muluk (Aladdin, Atterberg), Marullo (Rigoletto) and Thomas Putnam (The Crucible, Ward).   He made his debut as Donner (Das Rheingold, Wagner) at the Bayreuther Festspiele in 2013   Recent highlights are a recording of Das Rheingold where he sang Donner amongst Matthias Goerne and Michelle Young under the baton of Jaap van Zweden and Sir Thomas in Mansfield Park in Braunschweig. In 2016, The Dutchman in the first staging of a Wagner opera ever in Singapore at the Victoria Theatre, winning much critical acclaim.
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News/Quotes

The Business Times”Oleksandr Pushniak impresses in the role of the Dutchman”(Helmi Yusof, 28-10-2016).
Online Merker”Oleksandr Pushniak gibt einen guten Holländer […] mit sehr guten darstellerischen Qualitäten”(Klaus Billand, 23-10-2016).