Dmitry Koleushko

“The incredibly talented Dmitry Koleushko creates a true performance within a performance in the minor role of the Frenchman Triquet (in Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugene Onegin). Koleushko doesn’t just sing brilliantly; he actually merges with his character, producing a dramatic and vivid image.”
Novye Izvestia


Born in Donetsk (Ukraine). Graduated from the Donetsk State Prokofiev Academy of Music in 2006 (class of Professor Gennady Kalikin). Soloist with the Solovyanenko Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre in Donetsk from 2003-2006.
Soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers since 2006.

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Master of Ceremonies (The Queen of Spades)
Devil, Deacon (Christmas Eve)
Bobyl Bakula (The Snow Maiden)
Monsieur Triquet (Eugene Onegin)
The Prince, Truffaldino (The Love for Three Oranges)
The First Croupier, Sick Gambler (The Gambler)
Lebedev (The Idiot)
Karas (Into the Storm in concert)
Zoologist (Orango)
Curtis, Biondello (The Taming of the Shrew in concert)
Kochkarev (Marriage)
Pavlushka, Manilov’s Father, Priest, President of Chamber (Dead Souls)
Second Chief Officer (The Carriage)
Ivan Ivanovich (The Opera of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarrelled with Ivan Nikiforovich)
Lord of the Treasury of His Majesty in London (The Lefthander)
Cleric (Lolita)
Vyrin (The Station Master)
Torquemada (L’Heure espagnole)
Sergei Glushkov (Moscow, Cheryomushki)
Karl Ivanovich (Scenes from the Life of Nikolenka Irtenev)
Lebedev (The Idiot)
Juan (Don Quichotte)
The Orator, Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte)
Hector (Das Stumme Waldmädchen)
Cossé (Les Huguenots)
Remendado (Carmen)
Arbace (Idomeneo, rè di Creta)
Agenore (Il re pastore, concert performance)
Klaas (Die Entführung aus dem Serail)
Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Don Luigino (Il viaggio a Reims)
Scaramuccio, the Dancing Master (Ariadne auf Naxos)
Forester (Antonín Dvořák’s Rusalka)
Andrès, Cochenille, Frantz, Pitichinaccio (Les Contes d'Hoffmann)
2nd Cockney (My Fair Lady)
Male Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia in concert)
Snout (A Midsummer Night's Dream)
The Guard (Il prigioniero in concert)
Person on duty (Die Fledermaus)
Francesco (Benvenuto Cellini)
Carlotto (Don Pasquale)
Doyen de la Faculté (Cendrillon, concert performance)

He sings in children’s operas at the Mariinsky Theatre, appearing as the Pilot in Klinichev’s The Little Prince and the King in Town Musicians of Bremen among other roles.

Repertoire also includes: Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Таminо (Die Zauberflöte), Monsieur Vogelsang (Der Schauspieldirektor), Edward Milford (La cambiale di matrimonio), Lykov and Bomely (The Tsar’s Bride), Normanno, Arturo (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Ernesto (Don Pasquale).

He has taken part in concerts by the Academy’s soloists with Larisa Gergieva in Russia (Moscow and Sochi) and abroad (Italy, France and Finland) as well as a festival commemorating two centuries since the birth of Nikolai Gogol, the Moscow Easter Festival and the Larisa Gergieva Invites festival (Vladikavkaz). Frequently performs in recital. Has taken part in contemporary music festivals in St Petersburg, including St Petersburg Spring and From the Avant-Garde to the Present Day.

He has toured with the Mariinsky Opera to Germany, Finland and Norway.

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