Ukrainian baritone Yuriy Hadzetskyy was a member of the renowned International Opera Studio of Opernhaus Zürich during the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons during which time he appeared as Graf Dominik in Arabella in a new production by Robert Carsen under Fabio Luisi, Geisterkind in Coraline (Turnage), Ratgeber/Wildschwein/Riese in Das tapfere Schneiderlein (Mitterer) and Procolo in Viva la Mamma (Donizetti) among others. Last season, Hadzetskyy returned to Opernhaus Zürich as Mercutio in Ted Huffman’s new production of Roméo et Juliette under Roberto Forés Veses.
Yuriy Hadzetskyy studied at the Mykola Lysenko Lviv National Music Academy and the Opera Academy Young Talent Development Programme of the Teatr Wielki, Polish National Opera in Warsaw. He has also taken part in a number of prestigious training programmes including the 2019 Voice Residency of the Académie du Festival d’Aix en-Provence, the 2021 Accademia Rossiniana “Alberto Zedda” at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro and he was awarded a scholarship to participate in the Lied Academy of the International Song Centre Heidelberg under the artistic direction of Thomas Hampson. In 2023, he was a participant in Carnegie Hall’s elite SongStudio Program under the leadership of world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming.
Hadzetskyy’s operatic experience outside of Zurich includes his debut as Don Giovanni at Lviv National Opera, Il Conte in Le nozze di Figaro at Lyric Opera Studio Weimar, Achilla in Giulio Cesare at Grand Theatre Poznań, Dandini in La Cenerentola at Wroclaw Opera, and Barone di Trombonok in Il Viaggio a Reims at Rossini Opera Festival Pesaro. Most recently, Yuriy has debuted at Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía as 2. Handwerksbursch in Berg’s Wozzeck in a production by Andreas Kriegenburg led by James Gaffigan and at Bregenzer Festpiele as Albert in Massenet’s Werther in a production by Jana Vettenunder conductor Claire Levacher.
Yuriy Hadzetskyy is a laureate of several high-profile singing competitions, including the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, Veronica Dunne International Singing competition in Dublin, International Stanislaw Moniuszko Vocal Competition in Warsaw and International Art Song Competition in Stuttgart.
Sibilar gli angui d'Aletto - Rinaldo - Handel
Come un'ape - Dandini - La Cenerenola - Rossini, June 2021 Oper
Debussy - Ballade des femmes de Paris
“Mercutio also brings such a note into play with his ballad about the capricious fairy queen Mab. The slim, agile baritone of the Ukrainian Yuriy Hadzetskyy finds a striking balance between nonchalance and juvenile daredevilry.”
Senior Web, April 2023
“Yuriy Hadzetskyy sang the part of Mercutio with ideal lightness and spontaneity.”
I Hear Voices, April 2023
“Baritone Yuriy Hadzetskyy sings the Ballad of Queen Mab with humour and a wonderfully supple voice as Mercutio.”
Oper Aktuell, April 2023
“Yuriy Hadzetskyy as Mercutio and […] are Romeo’s vocally potent, convincingly daredevil friends.”
Online Merker, April 2023
“Yuriy Hadzetskyy is a convincing Baron Trombonok with good timbre and vocal production.’ Il viaggio a Reims — Rossini”
Giovanni Botta – Operaclick, 2021
‘Baritone Yuriy Hadzetskyy, with perfect projection and a very well-balanced voice.”