Yuri Mynenko

Yuriy Mynenko was born in Radomyshl (Ukraine). He studied singing with Yuriy Teterya at the State Music Academy Antonina Nezhdanova in Odessa, first as a baritone, then as a countertenor. Already during his studies he participated successfully in numerous singing competitions, u. a. he was the first Ukrainian singer and the first countertenor to reach the final of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. 

Later, his artistic work took him next to his homeland to many other European countries and the United States. So he sang at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, the National Theater Mannheim, the Cologne Opera, Stuttgart Opera,  Staatstheater Kassel, Theater an der Wien, as well as at the Opéra national de Paris, Opéra de Lausanne, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées Paris, Opéra Royal de Versailles, Opéra national de Lorraine Nancy, Teatro Liceu in Barcelona, Santa Fe Opera, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Kennedy Center Washington, among others. In the season 2018/19 he debuted at Salzburg Festival.

In 2011 Yuriy Mynenko debuted at the Bolshoi Theatre in Ruslan and Lyudmila new production (conductor Vladimir Jurowski, director Dmitri Tchernyakov).

Repertoire at the Bolshoi Theatre

Ratmir (Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmila)

Nezhata (Rimsky-Kordakov’s Sadko)

Polinesso (Handel’s Ariodante)


Rinaldo (Handel’s Rinaldo) — Theater Chemnitz

Adrian (Pergolesi’s Adriano in Siria) — Theater an der Wien

Lel (Rimsky-Kordakov’s The Snow Maiden) — Opéra national de Paris

Angel (Rubinstein’s The Demon) — Teatro Liceu in Barcelona

Scipione (Handel’s Publio Cornelio Scipione) — Theater an der Wien

Romeo (Zingarelli’s Giulietta e Romeo, concert version) — Theater an der Wien

Sesto (Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito) — Opéra de Lausanne

Apollo (Britten’s Death in Venice) — Carre Theater in Amsterdam 

Polinesso (Handel’s Ariodante) — Stuttgart Opera, Paris, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Grenoble, Köln, Hamburg

Disinganno (Handel’s Il Trionfo del Tempo and Delinganno) — Teatro Manoel

Ottone (Vinci’s Gismondo re di Polonia, concert version) — Vienna, Gliwice, Moscow

Aci (Porpora’s Polifemo, semistage version) — Salzburg Festival 

Also in repertoire

Corrado (Vivaldi’s Griselda)

David (Handel’s Saul)

Artaserse and Megabise (Vinci’s Artaserse)

Annio and Sesto (Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito)

He has worked with such well-known conductors as Kazem Abdullah, Teodor Currentzis, Alan Curtis, Marc-André Dalbavie, Paul Daniel, Dan Ettinger, Diego Fasolis, Grant Gershon, Reinhard Goebel, Simon Halsey, Roman Kofman, Andris Nelsons, Christopher Molds, Vasily Petrenko, George Petrou, Mikhail Jurowski and Vladimir Jurowski. 

He has toured Italy, France, Germany, Greece, Bulgaria and performed recitals in Germany, Spain, the UK, Russia, Israel and the USA.  

"Artaserse" by Leonardo Vinci

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