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Yevgeni Shapovalov was born in Belarus and studied voice at the renowned Music Academy in Odessa. After immigrating to Israel in 1991, he began vocal studies at the Rubin Academy of Music, Tel Aviv University. While still a student, he was selected to participate in the master class programs of the Israel Vocal Arts Institute (I.V.A.I.) He was also a scholarship recipient of the prestigious America-Israel Cultural Foundation and attended master classes in New York. Under the auspices of the I.V.A.I., he performed the following roles: Tebaldo in I Capuleti ei I Montecchi, the Prince in Rusalka, Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur, Lenski standing in Europe, Israel and the United States.

His career highlights have thus far included the following operatic successes: Steva in Jenufa, Ismaele in Nabucco and Jenik in The Bartered Bride with the New Israel Opera; Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur and Eleazar in La Juive with the Opera Orchestra of New York conducted by Eve Queler; Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor with the Fort Worth Orchestra; Vodemon in Iolanta with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conducted by Temirkanov, and Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
Other appearances with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra include the world premiere of Penderecki’s Seven Gates of Jerusalem conducted by Lorin Maazel at the closing event of the Jerusalem 3000 festivities, and a television appearance as one of the three Israeli tenors in a concert conducted by Zubin Mehta. In addition, his versatile talents were acclaimed in his performances in the Habimah

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