Concert "Dedication" by singer Viktor Rud was held in Kyiv with the support of the German Embassy
Opening the event, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to Ukraine Ernst Reichel, congratulated all guests and wished a good and inspiring evening. "Being the son of this city, Viktor Rud moved to Germany and began to glorify Ukraine and music in our homeland. He became a true symbol of cooperation and partnership between our countries; in addition, he is also a great musician. Today you will go on a real German-Ukrainian journey, "the diplomat said.
He also stressed that this year "Weeks of Germany" are held under a special sign - the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between our two countries, and in addition to this, the Ukraine-German Year of Languages. "Numerous events taking place within these two grandiose projects are a kind of proof of how close and multifaceted are the relations between Germany and Ukraine," said Ernst Reichel.
Baritone Viktor Rud was born in Kyiv, graduated from the National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music, then he led the Ukrainian National Technical University Chorus as its Artistic Director. Later he moved to study in the UK, where he graduated with honours from the Royal Academy of Music in London and the National Opera Studio of Britain.
As a member of the Staatsoper Berlin International Opera Studio, he played a leading role in "Viva la Mamma!" by Domenico Donizetti. Now he works as a leading soloist of the Hamburg State Opera. In this theatre, Rud performs a wide variety of roles, including Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Conte Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) and many others.