Kyiv-born Italian bass Roman Lyulkin has won international acclaim in a wide range of repertoire in concert and opera, distinguishing himself with the noble tone of his voice, his musical intelligence and the stage presence of a trained actor.
Kyiv-born bass Roman Lyulkin has won international acclaim in a wide range of repertoire in concert and opera, distinguishing himself with the noble tone of his voice, his musical intelligence and the stage presence of a trained actor.
Current season highlights include his performance as Sarastro in a new production of Mozart's Magic Flute at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. In September 2023 he appeared in concert with Andrea Bocelli at the Teatro Greco in Taormina. In 2022 he appeared in gala concerts at the Dubai Opera opposite Plácido Domingo and Marina Rebeka. Recent performances also include Bonzo in Madama Butterfly in Florence 2022. Also in Florence as well as at the Lucca Festival, he sang Colline in La Bohème. In Milan he appeared in the title role of Boito's Mefistofele. At the New Generation Festival in Florence he had his role debut als Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. During the pandemic, Roman appeared at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino as Conte di Monterone in Rigoletto and as Chirurgo in La Forza del Destino under the baton of Zubin Mehta. At the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova he sang Fiesco in Verdi's Simon Boccanegra. Earlier in his career, he appeared as Police Officer in The Nose by Shostakovich, as Gremin in Eugene Onegin, and Viking Guest in Sadko, among other roles.
In great demand as a concert soloist, Roman Lyulkin sang Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle in the Florence anniversary concert celebrating the composer's 230th birthday. With the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie he sang the Symphony No. 14 by Shostakovich. He has also appeared at Brucknerhaus Linz, at the Riga Summer Festival, Levitanovsky Festival in Poland and at the Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno. With the Milan Symphony, he sang Mussorgsky's Songs and Dances of Death and the Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi. He had also appeared on tour with the Mariinsky Orchestra in concerts in London, Milan, Rome, and Vienna.
Roman Lyulkin won numerous awards, including First Prize of the 9th International Vocal Competition Elena Obraztsova, First Prize of the 3rd International Pavel Lisitsian Competition, First Prize of the International Singing Competition Maxim Mikhailov and of the Nadezda Obukhova Vocal Competition, First Prize at the Rimsky-Korsakov International Singing Competition, and First Prize of the Concorso Giulio Neri (2019).
Born in Kyiv, Roman Lyulkin studied acting at the Moscow International Film School until 2006 and at the Moscow Art Theatre with Igor Zolotovitskiy, graduating in 2010. During his studies, he appeared as a junior actor at the Anton Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre and later performed various roles as an actor in theatre. In 2011 he began his vocal studies with Irina Dolzhenko at the Academy of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, before joining the Young Singers Programme of the Mariinsky Theatre, where he appeared as a soloist from 2012 until 2016. Roman was a member of the Young Singers Programme of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino from 2020 until 2022. Since 2016, he lives with his family in Florence.