Vasily Ladyuk made a highly successful debut with the Houston Grand Opera as Prince Yeletsky in The Queen of Spade. Recent credits include Belcore in The Elixir of Love at the Mikhailovsky Theater in St. Petersburg and the title role of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin at the Mariinsky Theater and the Bolshoi Opera. Mr. Ladyuk’s Metropolitan Opera credits include Andrei Bolkonsky in Prokofiev’s War and Peace and Silvio in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. Last year he made his debut at Teatro alla Scala in the title role of Eugene Onegin and performed the role of Giorgio Germont in Verdi’s La traviata at the Teatro Fenice in Venice. Other credits include Onegin at the Paris Opera Bastille, Puccini’s Madame Butterfly at the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, Robert in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta in Marseilles and Shchelkalov in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov at the Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie in Brussels. Recent engagements included performances of Onegin at the Royal Opera Covent Garden with a visit of the Bolshoi and a return to the Metropolitan as Harlequin in Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos and a debut at the Norske Oper in Oslo in a new Paul Curran production of Onegin. Upcoming are Marcello in a new production of La boheme in Oslo and a debut at the Ravinia Festival with the Chicago Symphony under James Conlon. Mr. Ladyuk is a past first-prize and audience choice award–winner at the Francisco Viñas International Singing Competition, and a past winner of the Shizuoka International Opera Competition in Japan. Mr. Ladyuk has been a regular guest soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre since 2007, and is an alumnus of the Moscow Academy of Choral Arts, where he studied both voice and choral conducting.