Belarusian tenor Yuri Gorodetski is in his second year of WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. This fall with WNO he sings the roles of a Shepherd/a Sailor in Tristan and Isolde. Last season with WNO he sang Edmondo in Manon Lescaut, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni (Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Performance) and in the premiere performance of the American Opera Initiative. In summer 2013 Mr. Gorodetski represented Belarus as one of the 20 finalists at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. He was a prize-winner at Queen Elisabeth International, Stanislaw Moniuszko International, and Montreal International Competitions. Starting in 2006, Mr. Gorodetski was a soloist at the Belarus National Opera Theatre, singing roles such as Lensky in Eugene Onegin, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Vladimir in Prince Igor, and Alfredo in La traviata. Other engagements include Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia) at the Minsk Opera Theatre, Ly-Lam (L'inimico delle donne) and First Jew (Salome) at the Opéra de Liége, and Conte Errico (Haydn's La vera costanza) in Madrid. He is a graduate of the Belarusian State Academy of Music and also studied at the Modena Academy of Music.
Belarus State Conservatory, Institute Vecchi-Tonelli in Modena (Italy)
Where were you born?
What languages do you speak?
Belarusian, Russian, Italian, French and English
Past music programs:
Chapel Musical Queen Elisabeth (Belgium)
What did you want to be growing up?
I wanted to sing in various opera productions around the world!
What is your favorite thing about living in the DC area?
Weather and nature in DC are just wonderful!
Do you have any pets?
Favorite sports team:
What is one of your favorite places in the world?
The little village, close to my birthplace. I spent my childhood there.
Special talent other than opera:
Nothing special. I am talented in everything!
Movies and books