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Winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition

Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death crown a recital of potent vocal works with Ukrainian baritone Andrei Kymach, here in his London debut.

Winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019 Kymach performs with distinguished Russian pianist Semion Skigin.

A programme of heightened emotion features arias from Verdi’s early, tumultuous opera I masnadieri, alongside works from Donizetti, Tchaikovsky, Bizet and Rachmaninov, in a Park Lane Group concert.

Kymach came to singing late, after studying philosophy at
university. He debuted at the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia in 2017, in the role of Don Carlos in Dargomyzhsky’s The Stone Guest.

Kymach was the right winner: a burnished sound, a secure presence, stylish, precise and expressive
a saturnine, glowering presence, dramatic of both appearance and voice
Kymach’s success will see him in demand across the world – and rightly so


Andrei Kymach baritone
Semion Skigin piano


Donizetti: Qui un pugnale! Chi'l confisse; Ah, nel cuor mi suona un grido from Gemma di Vergy
Verdi: Vecchio! spiccai da te; La sua lampada vitale; Tremate, o miseri from I Masnadieri; Romanza in F for piano; Waltz in F for piano
Tchaikovsky: Once in Versailles (Tomsky's ballad) from The Queen of Spades; April (Snowdrop) from The Seasons
Bizet: Les Toréadors from Carmen; Les rêves from Chants du Rhin
Rachmaninov: Lilacs, Op.21 No.5 transc. for piano; Ves tabor spit (The whole camp sleeps) (Aleko's Cavatina) from Aleko
Mussorgsky: Songs and dances of death

Dates & times

28 Oct 2019
Approximate run time: 105 mins
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Queen Elizabeth Hall


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