Romances from Russia
JANUARY 18, 2017
The January concert features the 2013 First Place Scholarship Winner, Baritone Andrey Andreychik, performing a recital titled "Romances from Russia" featuring works by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Glinka and more. Andrey will be joined on stage by pianist Tatiana Tyuleneva.
Bizet - "Toreador Song" from Carmen
Tchaikovsky - "Don Juan's Serenade"
Glinka - "My Blood is Ablaze with Desire"
Tchaikovsky - "I Opened My Window"
Tchaikovsky - "None but the Lonely Heart"
Rachmaninoff - "In the Silence of the Secret Night"
Rachmaninoff - "Sing Not, O Lovely One"
Tchaikovsky - "Amid the Din of the Ball"
Tchaikovsky - "Once Again All Alone"
Tchaikovsky - "Bravery" (monologue for baritone)
Rachmaninoff - "Dream"
Rachmaninoff - "Lilac"
Rachmaninoff - "How Fain This Spot"
V. Soloviev-Sedoi - "Moscow Nights"
Russian Folk Songs
Canadian-Russian baritone Andrey Andreychik is an avid performer that brings passion to operatic repertoire spanning from standard pieces to the creation of contemporary roles. Praised as having a “stoic, manly sound” in his “unfailingly seductive” portrayal of Don Giovanni [Schmopera; Opera Canada] and “bringing a powerful baritone & exceptional acting abilities” to the title character in Somer’s Louis Riel [Opera Canada], Andrey’s most recent performances include Vladimir Galitsky in the Canadian Premiere of Prince Igor with Voicebox; Toronto Opera in Concert and Escamillo in Loose TEA Music Theatre’s Carmen (for which he was hailed as “having the perfect balance of swagger, darkness, and unintentional smarm” [Schmopera]).
Originally from in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Andrey moved to Canada in 2008, receiving a diploma in operatic performance from the University of British Columbia soon after. Following graduation, Andrey made his professional debut as Figaro in Il Barbiere Di Siviglia with Theater Hof in Germany, and has since performed in China, Italy, Spain, Canada, Russia, and the United States. Andrey is a laureate of several Russian National vocal competitions, a finalist in the XVII Concorso Internazionale per Cantanti Lirici “Spazio Musica” in Italy, and a winner of Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques in Montreal. Additional performance highlights include Count Almaviva (Centre for Opera Studies in Italy), the Vampire in Der Vampyr (SOLT), Gianni Schicchi (Burnaby Lyric Opera), and Albert Speer in the 2015 premiere of Andrew Ager’s Führerbunker (COSI Connection). Upcoming engagements include a recital of “Romances from Russia” for the Vancouver Women's Musical Society in January 2017, and the role of Prince Khovansky in the Canadian Premiere of Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina with Voicebox; Toronto Opera in Concert in March 2017. Andrey also holds a degree in International Economics, and when not singing can be found doting upon his cat, Hugo Wolf.