Большой театр Беларуси


8 September 18:00

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov


оpera in two acts

Большой театр Беларуси


17 September 19:00

Vladimir Soltan


opera in two acts

Yuri Gorodetski



  • Recipient of the Francysk Skaryna Medal (2016)
  • Finalist of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013 (Wales)
  • Finalist of the Montreal International Music Competition (Canada, 2012; ATMA Classique Award)
  • First prize in the male category and two special prizes at the 7th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition (Warsaw, 2010)
  • Fifth prize at the 2nd Queen Elisabeth Competition (Brussels, Belgium, 2008)
  • Third prize at the 2nd Röstäm Yaxin International Competition for Chamber Singers and Accompanists (Kazan, Russia, 2007)
  • Certificate of honour at the 44th edition of the Francisco Viñas International Singing Contest (Barcelona, Spain, 2007)
  • Winner of the 3rd edition of the Russian Competition of Vocal and Piano Duets (St Petersburg, Russia, 2006)
  • Winner of the Larisa Aleksandrovskaya International Singing Competition (Minsk, Belarus, 2004)

Yuri Gorodetski graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of Music where he had studied under the Honoured Artist of the Republic of Belarus Leonid Ivashkov. He took part in masterclasses of the International Academy of Music in Nice and trained at the Music Institute in Modena, Italy, under Raina Kabaivanska. Then he continued his training at the Opera Studio of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium under the tutelage of José Van Dam.

He is a laureate of the Special Fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus for the Support of Talented Youth (2006 and 2008).

He joined the opera company of the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus in 2006.

From 2012-14 he was a member of Washington National Opera’s Young Artist Program.

Yuri Gorodetski is a regular participant of the projects dedicated to little-known old music or new pieces that have never been performed before, including the world premiere of Igor Khodosko’s oratorio Lamentation held as part of the project “Evenings of Belarusian Opera and Ballet at the Radziwill Castle”, etc. He collaborates with the Chamber Soloists of Minsk orchestra under the baton of Dmitry Zubov, with which he performs pieces of the baroque and classical periods, and the Belarusian Capella ensemble, with which he performs Belarusian music of the 17th-20th centuries.

His discography includes the record of songs by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Sergey Rachmaninov with piano accompaniment by Tatyana Loysha (ATMA Classique, 2013).


Kai                                           The Story of Kai and Gerda (The Snow Queen) by Sergei Banevich

Nemorino                                 L'elisir d'amore

Faust                                        Faust

Vladimir, the son of Igor         Prince Igor

Lensky                                     Eugene Onegin

Svetsilovich                             King Stakh’s Wild Hunt by Vladimir Soltan

Jew                                          Salome

Yanak                                Someone Else’s Wealth Does Not Serve Anyone by Jan Dawid Holland

Mozart                                     Mozart and Salieri

Alfredo                                    La traviata

Tamino                                    Die Zauberflöte

Almaviva                                Il barbiere di Siviglia

Beppe                                      Pagliacci

The Steersman                        Der fliegende Holländer

Tenor part in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem, Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem, other oratorios and cantatas, Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler, vocal and chamber music.


In 2007, Yuri Gorodetski participated in the charity concert “Classics and Jazz” at Kolomenskoye Estate in Moscow (with Maria Gulegina and Denis Matsuyev).

In 2011-12, he sang the roles of Ly-Lam in Baldassare Galuppi’s L'inimico delle donne, Basilio in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, the Steersman in Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie. His other roles with company included Count Errico in Joseph Haydn’s La vera constanza (conductor Jesús Lopez Cobos, 2012) and Jaquino in Ludwig van Beethoven's Fidelio (conductor Paolo Arrivabeni, 2014).

From 2012-14, as a member of the Young Artist Program of the Washington National Opera, he performed the roles of Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Edmondo in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, the Shepherd and the Young Sailor in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde.

In 2013, he gave a recital at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal with piano accompaniment by Tatyana Loysha.

Gorodetski’s engagements with the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia included Tamino in Die Zauberflöte (conductor Christopher Moulds, 2012), Ferrando in Così fan tutte (conductor Stefano Montanari, 2014), Kai and the Troll in The Story of Kai and Gerda (conductor Anton Grishanin, 2014).