Praised for his effortless, expansive sound, and excellent technique, Viktor Antipenko continues to sing leading roles to great acclaim and has become a tenor to watch in the dramatic repertoire.
During the 2019-20 season, he sings Prince Guidon in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel at Dallas Opera; the title role in Samson et Dalila at Tiroler Landestheater in Innsbruck; Florestan in Beethoven’s Fidelio with Theater Chemnitz; Gabriele Adorno in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra with Tiroler Landestheater; Siegmund in Wagner’s Die Walküre for Theater Chemnitz; Don José Carmen at SUGI Opera in South Korea; and he covered the role of Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera.
Previous roles also include Meistersinger (Walther von Stolzing), Lohengrin (title role), Lensky Eugene Onegin, Hermann Pique Dame, Andrey Mazeppa, Enzo Grimaldo La Gioconda, Malcolm Macbeth, Luigi Il Tabarro, Grigori Boris Godunov, Riccardo Oberto, and Erik Der fliegende Holländer. Mr. Antipenko has sung at the Bolshoi Theatre, Ópera de Oviedo, Opéra de Rouen, Theatro Municipal de São Paulo, Opéra de Lyon, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, and Hawaii Opera Theater. On the concert stage, he has appeared as the tenor soloist in Rachmaninoff’s The Bells with The Philadelphia Orchestra; Jewish Folk Poetry by Shostakovich at the Staatstheater Kassel; Kodály’s Psalmus Hungaricus with the New York Metamorphoses Orchestra; in Stravinsky’s Les Noces at the Grand Philharmonie Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia; and at the Heidelberger Schlossfestspiele Musikfestival in an “Hommage a Sevilla” gala performance.
Mr. Antipenko has worked with esteemed conductors Mikhail Pletnev, Vladimir Jurowski, Yuri Bashmet, Yuri Temirkanov, and more. He has recorded Prokofiev’s On Guard for Peace with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Antipenko studied voice and choral conducting at the Glinka Choral College in St. Petersburg. After graduation he joined the Mariinsky Theatre, performing as a choral and solo artist. In 2007 he graduated from the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. In 2009-2012 he studied at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia with Bill Schuman.