Biography

Mr. Bilyy studied at Odessa's state conservatory and vocal department until 2000. After his studies he has been winning several singing competitions including Placido Domingo's Operalia (4th price) in 2004.

Future engagements include Il Trovatore and Aida in Paris, Barnaba/La Gioconda in Santiago, Ernani and Lucia di Lammermoor in Toulouse.

Recent engagements include performing Renato in Tolouse and  Paulo/Simon Boccanegra at La Scala in 2014 and I due Foscari in Santiago (September 2015)

He now continues to breathtake audiences at the world’s most prestigious opera stages. From 2005 he has been engaged at Metropolitan Opera in varies productions, most recently as Count di Luna/Il Trovatore in 2010, as Rodrigo/Don Carlos, Germont/La Traviata and Yeletskiy/Queen of Spades in 2011 (cover) and in 2012 Shaklovity/Khovanshchina.

Other recent engagements include his debut at La Scala, where he sang the part of Miller in Luisa Miller and Ezio /Attila in Santiago in 2012. In 2013 he made his debut as Macbeth at La Scala, MilanIl Trovatore in Santiago,  Di Luna in Munich and  Alfio at La Scala

In 2010 he sang at the opening performance at the new opera – Novaya Opera, in Moscow. The performance included both Lionel/The Maid of Orleans, and Robert/Iolanta.

Other performances have taken the baritone to opera houses such as La Fenice di Venezia, San Carlo di Napoli, Padova, Moscow and Santiago. Bilyy's core repertoire includes among others Enrico /Lucia di Lammermoor,  Rangoni and Shelkalov/Boris Godunov, Escamilio/Carmen, Onegin/Eugeni Onegin, Zurga/Les Pecheurs de Perles, Marcello/La Boheme, Macbeth, Conte di Luna/Trovatore, Renato/Ballo, etc.

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Reviews

Il Trovatore, G. Verdi,Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse, 15 February 2012
"Vitaly Bilyy a su également faire la démonstration de nuances délicates et d’un beau phrasé de belcantiste dans l’air Il balen del suo sorriso."

Il Trovatore, G. Verdi, Teatro La Fenice, 23 December 2011
"Vitaly Bilyy compose un Conte di Luna remarquable..."

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