Russian-Ukrainian tenor Egor Zhuravskii was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, between 2020 and 2022.
He studied at the Astrakhan State Conservatory, where he obtained a Masters Degree in Music. As a member of the Astrakhan State Theatre of Opera and Ballet, he sang roles including Lensky Eugene Onegin, Roderigo Otello and Alfredo La traviata.
Egor Zhuravskii has received awards from the 38th International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, the 46th All-Russian Review Competition for vocalists and the Third International Maria Maksakova Competition.
At the Royal Opera House, he has sung roles including Beppe Pagliacci, Vasily Mavra, Uldino Attila, Malcolm Macbeth, Borsa Rigoletto, Alfredo Germont and Gastone de Letorières La traviata, as well as Brother 1 The Seven Deadly Sins and Billy Mahagonny Songspiel. He has also sung First Priest Il prigoniero in concert with the London Symphony Orchestra.
Engagements during 2022 / 2023 season included a return to The Royal Opera, London, to sing First Armed Man Die Zauberflöte and Walther von der Vogelweide Tannhäuser and The Seven Deadly Sins at the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires.
Engagements during 2023 / 2024 currently include debuts with Welsh National Opera as Ferrando Così fan tutte, for whom he will also sing Mozart Requiem in concert, and with Opera North as Fenton Falstaff.
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Walther von der Vogelweide: Tannhäuser / Royal Opera, London, 2023
“Egor Zhuravskii’s imperious, lyrical Walther particularly stood out.”
“…Egor Zhuravskii’s Walther stood out.”
“…special praise to Egor Zhuravskii’s lyrical Walther.”
“There is excellent support from Egor Zhuravskii as Walther.”
Ross Ramgobin – replacement Rusalka reviews at top
Hajný: Rusalka / Royal Opera, London, 2023
“Ross Ramgobin’s singing crossed the footlights vividly…”
“Lively and warmly sympathetic performance from Hongni Wu (Kuchtík) and Ross Ramgobin (Hajný) were also highly worthy of note.”
“Hajný and Kuchtík (Ross Ramgobin and Hongni Wu respectively) were fabulously entertaining.”
Seen and Heard International
“Ross Ramgobin, a singer who’s going places, made hay with the comic role of Hajný.”
“…a superb cast with no weak links…Ross Ramgobin was excellent as Hajný.”
Uldino: Attila / Royal Opera, London, 2022
“Egor Zhuravskii’s Uldino made a fine impression, another excellent singer who acts as testatment to the ongoing success of the Jette Parker Young Artists scheme.”
Seen and Heard International
Beppe: Pagliacci / Royal Opera, London, 2022
“Egor Zhuravskii’s appealing Beppe…”
Vasily: Mavra / Royal Opera, London, 2022
“Egor Zhuravskii’s tidy Vasily – darkly Russian tone meeting bel canto control and sweetness.”
The Arts Desk
“Egor Zhuravskii, a singer to watch on this showing, dominates Mavra with his supple, elegant tenor.”
“Egor Zhuravskii as Mavra stole the show, appearing for all the world like the bastard child of one of Rossetti’s pre-Raphaelite models and a pantomime dame. And it has to be said, he did look absolutely fabulous in maid’s outfit and high heels. His final aria revealed a tenor of lyrical elegance.”
Malcolm: Macbeth / Royal Opera, London, 2021
“The two young tenors – David Junghoon Kim (Macduff) and Egor Zhuravskii (Malcolm) – both make their mark in this wickedly enjoyable revival.”
“Fortunately, a fine pair of tenors took over the antagonistic duties with David Junghoon Kim (Macduff) and Egor Zhuravskii (Malcolm) mellifluous, plausible and well-differentiated leaders in the final battle.”
“Egor Zhuravskii sounds luminous as Malcolm.”
Gastone de Letorières: La traviata / Royal Opera, London, 2021
“My eye was caught by Egor Zhuravskii’s Gastone both for a smooth-voiced tenor and for a confidence in his movement around stage, which was almost as elegant as the dancers surrounding him at Flora’s ball.”
“Egor Zhuravskii was a particularly elegant Gastone de Letorières.”
Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance/ Royal Opera, London, 2021
“The most enchanting moment came with the balcony scene from Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, with just a few filamented lightbulbs punctuating the darkness like stars – the perfect atmosphere for tenor Egor Zhuravskii and soprano Alexandra Lowe to fall hopelessly in love. Their performances as the famous star-crossed lovers could happily grace any major opera house, Zhuravskii’s warm lyric tenor blending beautifully with Lowe’s exquisitely silvery sound.”
“Alexandra Lowe and Egor Zhuravskii adapted their voices beautifully to the delicate demands of Gounod’s melodic impulse. This was, in short, French singing of the highest order, fully worthy of the grandest of grand stages.”
Verdi Rigoletto (role of Borsa)
Lisette Oropesa, Ramonza Zaharia, Liparit Avetisyan, Carlos Álvarez, Brindley Sherratt
Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, London
Opus Arte DVD OABD 7303D / Blu-Ray OBAD 7303D