St. Petersburg native, Viktor Antipenko, studied voice and choral conducting at the Glinka Choral College, where he graduated in 2002. While there, he recorded
Prokofiev’s On Guard for Peace with Yuri Temirkanov and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. He went on to specialize in choral conducting
at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, where he graduated in 2007.
Currently Mr. Antipenko lives in Philadelphia, where he studies with Bill Schuman at the Academy of Vocal Arts, while actively pursuing a solo career.
Last January Viktor performed the role of Luigi in the AVA concert version of Puccini’s Il Tabarro at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia
under the baton of Maestro Christopher Macatsoris. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported “…the singing was thrilling.”
In February, he made his debut singing Don Jose in Bizet’s Carmen with the Allentown Symphony.
Mr. Antipenko’s New York debut came in 2010 when he sang in Kodaly’s Psalmus Hungaricus with the New York Metamorphoses Orchestra.
Before relocating to the United States, he had been an active member of the Mariinsky Opera Chorus since 2003. While touring with Mariinsky
he sang several operatic roles in productions of Eugene Onegin, The Queen of Spades, Boris Godunov, Khovanshchina, The Gambler, Lady Macbeth of Mtzensk,
The Nose, La Forza del Destino, Fidelio, Idomeneo, King Roger and Benvenuto Cellini.
This summer Mr. Antipenko has performed the Shepherd and the Seaman in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde with Opera de Lyon (France), and Radames in Aida at the Havenkom Festival in Almere, Netherlands.
As a third year AVA resident artist Viktor is cast as Riccardo in Verdi’s Oberto.
Aside from his operatic career, Mr. Antipenko is at home in concerts and recitals focusing on Russian Art and Folk Songs,
which he performs with unmatched knowledge of style and finesse.