Misha Didyk

Misha DidykThis young Ukranian tenor with a big voice has been singing professionally since 1994. He inherited a lyric/dramatic voice from his mother and first appeared on stage singing at the age of seven. At the age of fifteen he admitted into the Klmelnnystskyi School of music and at that time he could not play an instrument or even read music. He was then drafted into the Russian Army and sang in concert with the Red Army Chorus throughout Europe. In 1991 he completed his studies at the National Academy of studies at Kiev and went on to study with Professor Anna Maria Bondi at the Opera Bastille in Paris. In 1994 he made his debut at the National Opera of the Ukraine in Kiev, as Alfredo. He remained there for three years, singing Pinkerton, Lensky, Herman (Pique-Dame) and the Duke (Rigoletto). In 1997 he sang Alfredo at the Bolshoi. He sang for two seasons at the Bolshoi, which included at tour to the famous Mariinsky theatre in St. Petersburg and in 1998 he sang the role of Percy at he Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, a role that he repeated in 1999-2000. The year 2000 also saw him perform at Tel Aviv and Puerto Rico and as recently as May, 2004, he was very successful as Gustav (or Riccardo) in Verdi’s Masked Ball, at Avignon.