Valerian Ruminski

Buffalo NY – USA

Valerian Ruminski

Valerian Ruminski  made his debut at THE METROPOLITAN OPERA as Zuniga in CARMEN  in 2001.  He returned as Gualtiero in I PURITANI in 2007 and Nikitisch in BORIS GODUNOV in 2011 and has subsequently appeared with NEW YORK CITY OPERA, DALLAS OPERA, SANTA FE OPERA, SEATTLE OPERA, MIAMI OPERA, MINNESOTA OPERA, MICHIGAN OPERA THEATRE, OPERA IRELAND, OPERA DE MONTREAL, BIRMINGHAM OPERA, HAWAII OPERA THEATRE, OPERA DE QUEBEC, VANCOUVER OPERA, the CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY and OPERA DE MONTE CARLO.

Ruminski’s roles in recent seasons have included Daland in THE FLYING DUTCHMAN  and Nikalantha in LAKME both for CALGARY OPERA, Timur in TURANDOT for MANITOBA OPERA and Don Alfonso in COSI FAN TUTTE for OPERA IM PARK in Vienna,  Lodovico in OTELLO for OPERA DE MONTREAL and Bartolo in THE BARBER OF SEVILLE for OPERA SAN JOSE, Dulcamara in L’ELISIR D’AMORE for MUSICA VIVA HONG KONG and the Sacristan in TOSCA for OPERA DE MONTREAL.

Performances during 2019 included Sparafucile for the CALGARY OPERA and the roles of Brandenburg and Homboldt in Paul von Klenau’s opera MICHAEL KOHLHAAS, and also Gremin in EUGENE ONEGIN, both for DEN JYSKE (DANISH NATIONAL) OPERA in Denmark and Ramfis in AIDA in 2021.  He appeared as the Barone di Kelbar in UN GIORNO DI REGNO for OPERA ORLANDO in 2022.

Future engagements include the role of Bartolo in THEATER BIEL/SOLOTHURN‘s 2024/2025 season of LE NOZZE DI FIGARO in Switzerland and a return to OPERA DE MONTREAL for Benoit/Alcindoro in LA BOHEME.

On the concert stage his engagements have included Handel’s MESSIAH with the ITHACA SYMPHONY in New York and at the BELLE IL EN MER FESTIVAL in France, performances of Mozart’s CORONATION MASS at CARNEGIE HALL, ALEXANDER NEVSKY with the PHILADELPHIA CHORALE, Beethoven’s SYMPHONY NO.9 with the HAWAII SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA and the BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC, four return engagements, between 2004 and 2014, to appear as soloist in OPERA DE MONTREAL‘s opera gala and THE METROPOLITAN OPERA‘s RICHARD TUCKER GALA in 2000, with fellow soloist Ruth Ann Swenson, conducted by Julius Rudel.  He was engaged as soloist in Handel’s MESSIAH for NEDERLANDSE REISOPERA in Amsterdam in 2024 and has appeared this season in performances of the Mozart CORONATION MASS at CARNEGIE HALL.

Ruminski’s recordings include THE METROPOLITAN OPERA‘s NAXOS label release, NIGHT AT THE OPERA.

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