Born in Krivoy Rog (Ukraine), Konstantin Derri began his musical career as a pianist in his hometown and, a little before he finished his piano studies at the music school, he started to take singing lessons. Continuing his studies already as a singer, he enrolled at the Academia Musical Chaikovski of Kiev.
At the end of 2009, he moved to Spain to study at Conservatorio Superior de Música de Valencia with Ana Luisa Chova and Carles Budó; he also participated in Master Classes of the Academy of Early Music at the University of Salamanca with Richard Levitt. In 2013 he finished his higher studies and began a master's degree in "Operatic Interpretation" at Conservatório, finishing it in 2014.
He has won several awards, such as the second prize at the “Concurso de ópera barroca Antonio Cesti 2015” in Innsbruck (with his interpretation of Handel's opera music, which received excellent reviews from many experts in baroque music) and first prize at the competition “New Names” in Kiev. He was finalist in numerous competitions and has been given the promotion prize of "XVI Concurso Internacional de canto Feruccio Tagliavini" (Deutschlandsberg, Austria).
In opera he has performed in Dido and Aeneas (Socrer and Spirit) by Purcell at the Teatro Real de Madrid with Aarón Zapico, Auditorio de Valencia, Teatre Ideal de Casteló de la Ribera, Teatre Auditori 'Francisco Chirivella' at Catarroja and at the Gran Teatre de Xátiva; Le Nozze in sogno (Scorbio) by Cesti, world premier at the 40th Innsbruck Early Music Festival; Farinelli, el castrato del rey Felipe (Farinelli) adapted by Gustavo Tambascio at the Teatros del Canal de Madrid; Giulio Cesare (Tolomeo) by Haendel at the Allee Theater Hamburger Kammeroper; Orfeo ed Euridice (Orfeo) by Gluck, at the premiere in Kiev, at the Auditorio Joaquín Rodrigo de Valencia and at the Auditorio de Riba-roja; El mayor triunfo de la mayor guerra (Luzeyo) by M. Ferreira, world premier at the XV Festival Internacional de música antigua i barroca de Peñíscola; Rinaldo (Rinaldo) by Haendel at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera (cover), Teatro de la Ópera de Chemnitz, Auditorio de Riba-Roja and at the Auditorio Joaquín Rodrigo de Valencia, Teseo (Arcane) by Handel at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall of Moscú with Federico Sardelli, La dori (Bagoa), by Cesti in the Innsbruck Early Music Festival with Ottavio Dantone, Medeamaterial by Dusapin at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna with Marco Angius, L’invisible by Reimann in the Staatstheater Braunschweig with Tatjana Gürbaca and Orlando Furioso (Medoro) by Vivaldi in the Festival della Valle d'Itria with Diego Fasolis.
Other highlight performances include Oratorio La Colpa, Il Pentimento, la Grazia (Pentimento) by A. Scarlatti at the Festival de Música antigua de Sevilla with Aarón Zapico - Forma Antiqva; concerts at the Palau de la Música, Real Academia de Bellas Artes de Valencia, 75º Festival Quincena Musical de San Sebastián, Allee Theater Hamburger Kammeroper, Festival de música antigua de Zaragoza, Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg Festival; a presentation concert of the CD Joan Cabanilles, la Música d´un Temps, that was recorded with the Grup Valencià de Música Antiga 'Música Trobada' at the Palau de la Música de Valencia; a Christmas gala concert held in the Hall of Columns at the National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Kiev), under the baton of Chief Conductor, Nykolay Dyadyura; Carmina Burana of Carl Orff at the Palau de la Música de Valencia and at the Auditorios de Torrente and Aldaia.
Konstantin Derri also performed in several Ukrainian opera houses, such as Kyiv National Opera, Kyiv National Philharmonic, Lviv National Opera, Dnepropetrovsk Opera, Donetsk Opera, Odesa National Opera, National Palace of Arts "Ukraina" and at the theatres of Chernigov, Lugansk, Mariupol, Krivoy Rog and Yalta.
Recent performances include Dido and Aeneas at the Theater Vorpommern, Carmina Burana at Baluarte and Monteverdi's Il Ritorno di Ulisse in patria at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, with Ottavio Dantone and production by Robert Carsen. His engagements this season include Giulio Cesare in Egitto at the Theater an der Wien and Le faucon in the Ukraine.
Date: October 2021 Not to be altered without permission. Please destroy all previous biographical material.
LE FAUCON 11 September 2021 18:00 Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, L'viv 12 September 2021 18:00 Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, L'viv 16 September 2021 18:00 Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, L'viv 17 September 2021 18:00 Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, L'viv
GIULIO CESARE IN EGITTO 14 December 2021 19:00 Theater an der Wien, Vienna 17 December 2021 19:00 Theater an der Wien, Vienna 19 December 2021 19:00 Theater an der Wien, Vienna 22 December 2021 19:00 Theater an der Wien, Vienna 29 December 2021 19:00 Theater an der Wien, Vienna 31 December 2021 19:00 Theater an der Wien, Vienna
GIULIO CESARE IN EGITTO 10 March 2022 Palau de la Música Catalana
CARMINA BURANA 9 April 2022 20:00 Gran Teatro de Córdoba
Il ritorno di Ulisse
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