The Eutin Festival is on the verge of a historical caesura: for the first time since 1951 it will not present any performances on the lake stage in summer.
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The bassist Taras Konoshchenko, who was born in Kiev, received his education at music academies in the Ukraine and continued it at the Munich Musikhochschule and as a member of the Young Ensemble of the Bavarian State Opera. He made his German debut in 1994 under Sir Colin Davis as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte at Munich's Prinzregententheater. He was a member of the Bavarian State Opera ensemble until 2003, when he spent five years at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. The bass then worked internationally as a freelance artist, including at the Eutin Festival in 2012 and 2013 (Nabucco and Die Zauberflöte).
Since August 2013 he has been a member of the ensemble of the Lübeck Theatre, where he can be heard in many leading roles in his field, including the title role in Verdi's Attila (directed by Peter Konwitschny). Guest engagements have taken Konoshchenko to renowned venues including the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Volksoper Vienna, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona) and Staatstheater Stuttgart.
During his career he has worked with conductors such as Wolfgang Sawallisch, Zubin Mehta, James Levine, Kent Nagano, Fabio Luisi and Marcello Viotti. His repertoire now includes more than 100 roles.
Colourful entertainment, great emotions - this is the enormous emotional range promised by director Tobias Materna for the production of the musical "A Cage Full of Fools" at the Eutin Festival.
The Korean baritone Hyunkyum Kim won the Eutin Festival prize of honour. Hilary Griffiths, Artistic Director Classical Music at the Festival, congratulated the 28-year-old singer on this success in the finale of the Maritim Music Prize.