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Tenor Aleksandrs Antoņenko is a frequent guest artist in opera houses of international importance. The vocalist received Latvia’s Grand Music Award in 2003 for outstanding performance in opera productions and Verdi’s Requiem. In 2014, Aleksandrs received the Excellence Award from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia.

Antoņenko made his debut at the Latvian National Opera in 1998 in Handel’s opera Alcina as Oberto; he later participated in the productions of Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio), Eugene Onegin (Lensky), La bohème (Rodolfo), The Queen of Spades (Herman), Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (Sergei) and others; in April, 2017, he sang the role of Pollione in the concert production of the opera Norma.

Since 2004, Antoņenko has sung at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, at the Salzburg Festival, at Covent Garden in London, in opera houses in Berlin, Monte Carlo, Rome and Geneva and in notable concert halls all over the world. He has performed together with world’s most renowned opera singers and conductors, including: Renée Fleming, Barbara Frittoli, Bryn Terfel, Riccardo Muti, Jiří Bělohlávek, and others. He has also received acclaim for his performance at the Bastille Opera House in Paris and at the Berlin State Opera (as Caravadossi), The Semperoper in Dresden and Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg (as Otello), Vienna State Opera (Herman), Metropolitan Opera in New York (Luigi, José), and others.

In 2015, Antoņenko participated in the production of Turandot as Calaf at the La Scala opera house in Milan, and at the Royal Opera House in London as Turiddu in Mascagni’s opera Cavalleria rusticana.

The singer’s future projects involve the performance of Verdi’s Requiem and Puccini’s Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and participation in productions at the Vienna State Opera and the Saxon State Opera in Dresden.