Liudmila Lokaichuk  Coloratura-soprano
 
  BIOGRAPHY  

 

Liudmila Lokaichuk is a member of the ensemble of the Opera House Halle. In 2019 she made her spectacular debut here as ZERBINETTA in “Ariadne auf Naxos” and was nominated for this interpretation as the BEST SINGER in the Yearbook 2019 of the opera magazine OPERNWELT. In Halle she could also be seen as INÉS in Meyerbeer’s “L’ Africaine” and WANDA in “Die Herzogin von Gerolstein”.

In 2020 she makes her debut as DONNA ANNA in “Don Giovanni”.
In autumn 2019 she succeeded at the Cottbus State Theatre in the title role of the world premiere of Siegfried Matthus’ opera EFFIE BRIEST .

From 2016 to 2018 the young soprano was engaged at the Cottbus State Theatre, where she enjoyed great successes in such roles as the BLONDE, QUEEN OF THE NIGHT, FLEURETTE in „Barb- Bleue “, JENNY HILL in “Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny” and ZERLINA. In this last role, she also had a guest performance in Bonn, where she equally portrayed JULIA in Rossini’s „La scala di seta" at the Beethoven Campus in 2016.

From 2006 to 2011 Liudmila studied singing at the „Mussorgsky" Conservatory in Jekaterinburg. In 2010, while still studying, she wan the V.A. Kurochkin International Competition for Young Operetta and Musical Singers. Thereupon, she was engaged as a soloist at the Jekaterinburg Music State Theatre. She made her debut at this opera house in the role of HERMIA in Offenbach’s „Barbe-Bleue" and as ADELE in Johann Strauss' „Die Fledermaus".

Since 2011 the coloratura soprano regularly performs at the Theater in Tscheljabinsk, where she debuted as SUSANNA in „Le nozze di Figaro" and sang all the important parts of the Russian opera repertoire, such as the main part in Glinka’s operas „Ruslan and Liudmila"(LIUDMILA) and „A Life for the Tsar " (ANTONIDA) and Rimski-Korsakow’s SNOW FLAKE. This very role she also sang in 2016 at the opera house in Jekaterinburg.

In Bangkok she made her debut as FRASQUITA in „Carmen" on the occasion of the 14th Music Festival in Thailand. In 2013 she celebrated her successful debut as ROSINA in Frank Matthus' production of "Der Barbier von Siviglia" under the musical direction of Stefan Sanderling at the Festival Chamber Opera Rheinsberg Castle. In 2015 she also made her debut here as VIOLETTA in „La Traviata". In this very role she also had brilliant successes in 2016 and 2017 at the Festival „Bergedorfer Musiktage" in Hamburg-Bergedorf.
In 2014 and 2016 Liudmila was GRETE MINDE in Sigfried Matthus' opera t the Fontane-Festival in Neuruppin.

At the 2nd International Singing Competition OCEAN CLASSICAL AWARD 2013 with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Nations under the musical direction of Justus Frantz, Liudmila Lokaichuk also was a Prize Winner. In the same year, she sang in a Charity Gala Concert together with Edita Gruberová, Klaus-Florian Vogtand the Orchestra of the German Opera Berlin.

An important role debut was her portrayal of GILDA in Verdi’s „Rigoletto“ in 2016 under the musical direction of K.Chudovsky at the Opera in Jekaterinburg. Since then, she succeeded in winning two times the 2nd Prize at two international Singing Contests: Concorso Lirico Internationale „Santa Gianna Beretta Molla", Mailand and 5. Concorso Lirico Internationale XXII Premio Cleto Tomba, Bologna.

 

 
 
 
REVIEWS
 
Opernhaus Halle – Don Giovanni – DONNA ANNA
Sensationally brilliant was Liudmila Lokaichuk: spotless in the high registers, utterly convincing in her dramatic art, which seems to come out of her innermost depths and with a beautifully colored soprano voice in each register and cantilena. Her huge aria in the second act was literally breath-taking.
Klassik begeistert
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Staatstheater Cottbus – Effi Briest -EFFI BRIEST
Mainly due to the wonderful Liudmila Lokaichuk. The soprano, who was born in the Russian Angarsk, was a member of the Cottbus State Theatre ensemble until last year and is now a permanent member of the Opera house Halle. Matthus knows her since the beginning of her career in Rheinsberg. He already wrote the leading role in “Grete Minde” for her and when he became the opportunity to write an opera on “Effi Briest”, he immediately had her in mind and composed the music tailored to her voice. ‘Every singer dreams of such a role’ she enthused and exceeded all expectations. She is a paragon of happiness and joy of life, as she is sitting on her swing as a 17 year old girl and plays with her friends. But soon the serious side of life begins and her mother tells her she is to marry a much older man. From scene to scene she becomes more restrained and shy until finally she crashes as a result of the severe morals of society. ‘I prefer roles that I can sound out psychologically’ she says. In the part of Effi Briest she demonstrates with which dedication and perfection she fills the character with life.
Opernglas 12/2019 - J. Gahre
Also Ljudmilla Lokaichuk, the real star of the evening, not only sings fabulous tones, she is also an amazing actress. Her portrayal of a young, cheerful girl that develops into a failed woman is just magnificent.
Freie Presse
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But the actual high female voice is of course Effi’s. Liudmila Lokaichuk, in whose throat the part seems to be composed – an old opera tradition since Händel’s days – is both vocally, actingly and figuratively an exemplary Effi. Anyone that has seen the Eastern German TV movie, feels reminded of Angelica Domröse. Both vocally and scenically Lokaichuk exactly captures the fine line between youthful naivety and impartiality of a young girl on the one side and her anxiety and dependency as a wife on the other.
LR Online
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As the ideal-typical Effi, she starts with girlish naturalness, light-foodedly outshining her surroundings in order to credibly traversing the entire Effi life in quick motion.
NMZ
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This opera contains no melodies, on which one can cruise along leisurely. It only contains short musical compactions, which must vocally and scenically be brought to the point and brought to life. This is best done by Liudmila Lokaichuk: She is a refreshingly vivacious, bewitchingly loving and deeply sad, suffering Effi, who convinces with every word and tone. One would truly like to protect her from the merciless men and save her from the hard-hearted society.
RBB Kultur
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Opernhaus Halle – Ariadne auf Naxos - ZERBINETTA
Liudmila Lokaichuk as Zerbinetta not only offers the compulsory brilliant coloratura fireworks, she also intensifies the role in the often underestimated prelude by applying a secure centre, a solidly well guided voice and a melodious-expressive tone.
Online Merker, Werner Häußner
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A real lucky choice in every respect is Liudmila Lokaichuk’s Zerbinetta.- It is a long time since we have heard such breathtakingly secure and light coloraturas in Halle. She became a special applause right away.
Joachim Lange
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I can’t remember to have ever seen such a fountain of coloraturas and sex appeal in Halle. But she would just as well succeed on other stages.
Die deutsche Bühne
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Opernhaus Halle – l’Africaine - Inès
The other woman was portrayed by Ludmila Lokaichuk. Her soprano voice is clear and bright…
Der Neue Merker 1/2018 Dana Herzowa
Ludmila Lokaichuk, the Portuguese rival, was hailed for her love to Vasco.
NMZ
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Cottbus State Theatre - Barbe-Bleu - FLEURETTE
And princess Fleurette really brought in a touch of French opera bouffe vibes. The most Parisian voice of the evening comes from Russia and is called Liudmila Lokaichuk. The soprano has already won twice various prizes at the International Contest of the Chamber Opera in Rheinsberg. Congratulations to the Cottbus House for engaging this artist!
rbb Kulturradio
Liudmila Lokaichuk sings Princess Hermia (alias Fleurette)with a wonderfully appealing soprano timbre...
Opernwelt, Januar 2017 Carsten Niemann
Fontane Festival Neuruppin - GRETE MINDE
The 28 year old, slender Liudmila Lokaichuk portrayed Grete with so much power and rage both as an actor and as a singer that the audience was torn between the feeling of taking her in once’s arms and keeping out of her way to avoid her rage.
MOZ
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ON STAGE
Staatstheater Cottbus – Effie Briest - EFFI BRIEST
 
Staatstheater Cottbus – Effie Briest - EFFI BRIEST
 
Fontane Festspiele Neuruppin – GRETE Minde
 
Staatstheater Cottbus - Der Barbier von Sevilla – ROSINA
 
Staatstheater Cottbus - Der Barbier von Sevilla – ROSINA
 
Staatstheater Cottbus – Aufstieg und Falls der Stadt Mahagonny – JENNY HILL
Staatstheater Cottbus – Aufstieg und Falls der Stadt Mahagonny – JENNY HILL
Kammeroper schloss Rheinberg – La Traviata – VIOLETTA