ROYAL OPERA HOUSE TURANDOT REVIEWS

 "And there are no weak links in the rest of this vocal chain, anchored by Yuriy Yurchuk’s Mandarin"

Independent

"Like the Herald in Lohengrin, the Mandarin in Turandot can set the tone for the whole evening and here Yuriy Yurchuk’s forthright baritone made me sit up and listen."

Seenandheard-international

 "The strength in secondary roles was a bonus, with idiomatic contributions from Yuriy Yurchuk as the choric Mandarin"

Whats on Stage

"Yury Yurchuk was an authoritative Mandarin"

Opera Today

 

 

ROYAL OPERA MADAMA BUTTERFLY REVIEWS, 2017

 "As the unsuitable suitor, Prince Yamadori, Ukrainian baritone Yuriy Yurchuk made the most of his opportunity"

SeenandHeard-International

"Yuriy Yurchuk a molasses-voiced Prince Yamadori in his one brief appearance"

WhatsOnStage

 "Yuriy Yurchuk offers pride and purpose as the love-sick Prince Yamadori"

The Stage

"Yuriy Yurchuk is very imposing as Prince Yamadori"

Limelight Magazine

" Yuriy Yurchuk was a stately Yamadori – the prince offering Cio-Cio San a way out"

Bachtrack

 

 

 

ROYAL OPERA LA TRAVIATA REVIEWS, 2017

"In a solid supporting cast Yuriy Yurchuk as Baron Duphol made more of this cipher character than most baritones achieve"

WhatsOnStage

"There were arresting cameos from two of the Royal Opera’s apprentices, Angela Simkin (Flora) and Yuriy Yurchuk (Douphol)"

The Telegraph

"There are fine supporting performances from David Shipley’s Grenvil and Yuriy Yurchuk’s Baron"

The Art Desk

 

 

Royal Opera Werther Reviews, 2016

"Schmidt and Johann, were here sung to (largely unmerited) perfection this time by François Piolino... and the vocally sumptuous Yuriy Yurchuk, as good a bass-baritone as I’ve ever heard (and I’ve heard a fair few)"

Opera Britannia

"Yuriy Yurchuk and François Piolino did a nice double act as the bibulous comic relief"

Telegraph

"François Piolino and Yuriy Yurchuk entertained with gusto as the two drinking buddies in the comic relief episode at the start of Act II"

Bachtrack

"Yuriy Yurchuk and François Piolino maximise the potential of village drunks Johann and Schmidt"

The Guardian

"And an excellent vocal pairing of François Piolino and Yuriy Yurchuk flesh out the thankless Schmidt and Johann, early-day exposition ciphers, with some expressive 'back-acting' at the start of act two"

Whatsonstage

"François Piolino and Yuriy Yurchuk were excellent as the boozy ‘Little and Large’ pairing of Schmidt and Johann"

Seen and Heard International

"There are also strong turns from drunken duo Johann and Schmidt (Yuriy Yurchuk and Francois Piolino)"

Newstatesman

"François Piolino and Yuriy Yurchuk are class acts as Schmidt and Johann respectively"

MusicOMH

Angelotti reviews, Tosca, RoH, 2016


"Ukrainian baritone Yuriy Yurchuk — a current Jette Parker Young Artist — was especially convincing as the anxious Angelotti, using his lovely tone to garner our sympathy"

Opera today

"...the best were Yuriy Yurchuk's urgent, focused Angelotti and Donald Maxwell's bustling Sacristan..."

Whatsonstage

"As always, the ROH has done the smaller roles proud, with Donald Maxwell’s lovable, crusty Sacristan equalled by Yuiry Yurchuk’s finely haunted Angelotti."

Musicomh

"Donald Maxwell as Sacristan of the church where Cavadossi is painting and Yuriy Yurchuk as the escaped prisoner Angelotti both performed as well as any I have seen in these roles"

Express

 

ROH Jette Parker Young Artists Performance Reviews

"...to Yuriy Yurchuk to take the honours as noble-voiced Michonet" - The Opera Magazine

"In spite of the pizzazz, it (Adriana Lecouvrer) was pretty much a showcase of Yurchuk’s considerable skills. He has a beautiful tone which he employed carefully, coping very well with the length and complexity of his part"  - Opera INNIT

"...excellent ensemble for this scene led by Yuriy Yurchuk’s impressively lovelorn Michonnet, the stage manager, who is infatuated with the ‘young’ actress Adriana Lecouvreur" - Seen and Heard International

"Yuriy Yurchuk’s sympathetic – if youthful – stage manager, Michonnet" - Bachtrack

"Sakker again impressed (as Abbé de Chazeuil), as did Yuriy Yurchuk as Michonnet." - Opera Today

"As the enthusiastic but soon to be disappointed Michonnet, Yuriy Yurchuk held the stage" - Classical Source

 "There was very interesting singing from Anush Hovhannisyan as Amelia Grimaldi and the above-mentioned Yurchuk" - A Younger Theatre

Yuriy Yurchuk interview for OperaNews. RU

Interview for OPERANEWS.RU with Lyudmila Yablokova  

Such an unusual pass. Is it possible to sing on the stage of the Royal Opera, when you've heard your first Opera when you were 28! His parents have not heard him sing yet and did not see him on stage... 

Full text in Russian: www.operanews.ru

 

Madama Butterfly - The Times Review

MADAMA BUTTERFLY AT COVENT GARDEN

By Hilary Finch, March 25, 2015

"With irresistibly agile and canny Goro in Carlo Bosi, and a formidable Prince Yamadori (even taller than Butterfly) in Yuriy Yurchuk, this revival has plenty going for it."

Read the full review at: The Times Website

La Scala di Seta - The Independent Review

LA SCALA DI SETA, LINBURY THEATRE - REVIEW: A BRILLIANT CAST

By MICHAEL CHURCH, October 25, 2014    

"As the servant Germano - entrusted with the most complex role and the most taxing aria of the evening – Ukrainian baritone Yuriy Yurchuk surmounted initial intonation-problems to become the opera’s warm centre of gravity."

Read the full review at:  The Independent Website

Tales of Hoffmann - Brooklyn Eagle Review

MARTINA ARROYO FOUNDATION PRESENTS TALES OF HOFFMANN

By Nino Pantano, July 22, 2013
"Baritone Yuriy Yurchuk was the devilish Councillor Lindorf as well as the villains Coppelius, Dr. Miracle and Dappertutto. Yurchuk’s dark, sinister baritone, aided by his satanic-looking red cape, made him an arch-villain par excellence and a combination of Mephistopheles and Nosferatu. His brilliant singing as Dappertutto  was truly a highlight."

Read the full review at:  The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Website