Vyacheslav Chernukho-Volich

Theatre's principal conductor

Laureate of the prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus “For Spiritual Revival”, laureate of two national theatrical awards of the Republic of Belarus – for the productions of G. Verdi’s “Nabucco” and “Aida” operas.

Awarded with the Francysk Skaryna Medal.

Vyacheslav Chernukho-Volich graduated from the opera and symphony conducting department of the Belarusian Academy of Music in the class of professor Gennady Provatorov (1994) and received his Master’s degree in the class of professor Alexander Anisimov (1996).

He began his conducting career in 1992 in the Minsk wind orchestra “Nemiga”. In 1993, he became a conductor of the Belarussian State Theatre of Musical Comedy. From 1995 to 2019 – conductor of the National Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus. In 2001, he became a principal conductor of the Opera and Ballet Theatre of Mersin (Turkey). From 2002 to 2004 – principal conductor of the National Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus. From 2016 to 2017 – principal conductor of the symphony orchestra of Belteleradio. From 2012 to 2019 – conductor of the Moscow Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre.

In 2019, he was invited to the position of principal conductor of the Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.

There are more than 60 operas and ballets from the world and national Belarussian classics in the repertoire of the maestro. He produced more than 20 operas and ballets in the theatres in Belarus, Russia, Ukraine and Turkey. He collaborates with the theatres and symphony orchestras of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Cyprus and China.

Participated in numerous opera and ballet festivals in Belarus and other countries. The most significant is the annual opera festival in Solothurn, Switzerland (1998-2003). At different times, such stars as G. Giacomini, L. Nucci, R. Bruson, P. Burchuladze, L. Shemchuk, S. Fisichella and many others took part in. Vyacheslav Chernukho-Volich conducted the world premiere of the opera “Jubilee” by the Belorussian composer Sergei Cortez after the A. Chekhov’s play.

In 2003, he participated in the International Opera Festival “Golden Crown” in Donetsk and in 2008-2011 – in the annual International Shalyapin Opera Festival in Kazan (N. Rimsky-Korsakov’s “The Tsar's Bride” opera production for the festival opening in 2008). Produced I. Stravinsky’s ballets “The Firebird” and “Le Sacre du Printemps” for the Stravinsky anniversary festival at the Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow with Vasilyov and Kasatkina ballet. In 2019-2021 participated in the "Maria Bieșu" International Opera and Ballet Festival (Chișinău, Moldova).

On the 21st of April 2019, made his debut at the Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory at the International Dinara Alieva opera festival "Opera-art" with M. Pletnev’s Russian National Orchestra.

Participated in numerous tours with the Belarussian Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Moscow Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre, Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre and the Tatarstan M. Cälil Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.

Has toured in Germany, France, Great Britain, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Japan, China and Thailand.

For many years, Vyacheslav Chernukho-Volich has been popularizing classical art in Belarus. He is the author and founder of the festivals “Opera Night at the Mir Castle”, “Christmas Opera Forum” and “Opera and Ballet Nights in Nyasvizh”.

While working at the Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, he produced operas “La Traviata” by G. Verdi (2019), “La Bohème” by G. Puccini (2021), “Les Pêcheurs de Perles” by G. Bizet (2021), the scenic cantata "Carmina Burana” (2021), ballets “The Nutcracker” by P. Tchaikovsky (2020), “Boléro” by M. Ravel (2021), “The Firebird” by I. Stravinsky (2021). He is the author and music director of the festival “Winter promenade at the Odessa Opera” (2020, 2021) and the music director of the 6th International Festival of Arts “Velvet Season at the Odessa Opera”.

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Choreography by Jules Perrot, Jean Coralli, Marius Petipa
Revised version by Leonid Lavrovsky
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Les Sylphides
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Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. Based on Victorien Sardou's play "La Tosca"
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