Ukrainian bass Taras Shtonda was born in Kyiv, Ukraine . He graduated from Kyiv
conservatory in 1993. Taras Shtonda is soloist of Kyiv Opera from 1992. He received the 1st prize at Maria Callas Grand Prix
(Athens ) in 1997, the 2nd Prize at Francisco Vines Contest ( Barcelona ) in 1997, the 1st Prize at Sviridov Competition
( Russia ) in 2001. He performes at the stage of Kyiv Opera many principal roles among which Taras Bulba ( Taras Bulba
by M. Lysenko), Ramfis ( Aida ), Grande Inquisitore and Philippe ( Don Carlos ), Zaccaria ( Nabucco ), Kochubey ( Mazepa ),
Don Basilio ( Barbiere di Siviglia ), Il Commandatore ( Don Giovanni ), Gremin ( Eugene Onegin ) Kochubey ( Mazepa), King
Rene ( Iolanta), Prince Igar and Galitsky ( Price Igor), Boris Godunov and Pimen ( Boris Godunov ), Mephistofeles ( Faust
by Gounod ).
Kyiv Opera, Ukraine
Ukrainian bass Taras Shtonda also performes at the stage of Bolshoi Opera
in Moscow .
Since 2002 ( when he made his debut as Dossifey " Khovanshchina")
Taras Shtonda is also a soloist of the Bolshoi Opera. Taras Shtonda's roles at the stage of the Bolshoi Opera: Boris Godunov,
Zaccaria, Dossifey, Ruslan, Kochubey, Prist from "Katerina Ismailova", King Rene and other roles.
Taras Shtonda also performes at the stage of Prague National Theater .
He also tours to Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Danmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland,
Brazil with opera performances and concerts.